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Post: January 25th, 2012: ERS-2012-01-25 #284 Show Notes

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Last show of January and you know what that means….it’s our prize pack giveaway. Next week there will be no show as I will be traveling to Atlanta, GA to attend the Annual Meeting for the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. I’m excited about the meeting and wish I could stay longer. More information on the accident in NY has surfaced and it’s going to get a lot uglier as the DA gets involved with the investigation. I can’t say it enough, we as an industry need to make sure that training is our number one priority. Sure it’s important to learn about the code but when you get right down to it if there are people out there working on elevators and escalators who are not properly trained they are doing the job incorrectly each and every day. For states that require continuing education credits each year, make them count. It’s not enough to simply just learn about the code. Safety and understanding what can happen if the job is not done correctly is just as important. No one knows it all and each day we all need to learn something new.

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to it!

Fujitec America, GAL, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, C.J. Anderson, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator, ElevatorGear.com, ElevatorShack.com, ElevatorU.org, Elevator World Magazine, Elevator Cab Renovations, The Elevator Preservation Blog, ECS Corporation, Parts Specialists, Elevatormanstories.com, Elevator Riders Riding Club, Elevator History Museum, Code Data Plate.com and  Certified Conveyance Training Corp.

News/Article Links:
Officials state elevator maintenance cause death
DA delves into NY elevator horrorTime out jumper anyone?
12 elevators you need to see to believe
Baby born in elevator
Schindler Port elevator video
The importance of working escalators in mass transit
Engineer testifies escalator was overloaded
Escalator lawsuit settled
How safe are your elevators
EW Unplugged Photo of the Week: WOW!
WTC Trade Center Progress
Dog vs. Elevator Doors – Dog wins
Child loses part of foot in escalator
World Elevator Report Out
Richard Hill, 85, Dies
Courthouse Elevators operating after repairs
Elevator issues lead to Carlsbad Caverns delays
Seniors stuck in elevator
Nowata County approves elevator upgrade
Elevator broke at senior apartment building
CJA Antique elevator fixtures video

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Post: January 4h, 2012: ERS-2012-01-04 #282 Show Notes

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Happy New Year every one. Let’s hope that 2012 proves to be a safer one when it comes to vertical transportation equipment and fewer and fewer accident articles are covered relating to accidents on this program. 2011 had some of the worst accidents in one year, most of which happened in December. And as if both accidents in California and New York weren’t enough another fatality occurred in Texas just last week. I’m not sure there’s a better time for each of us to step up our game in order to make sure these types of accidents don’t occur ever again.  The recent accidents seem to provide evidence that our industry is not headed down the right path. Does lack of training on all fronts appear to be catching up to us? Are we going to accept the same excuses of budgetary constraints as reasons why elevators are not inspected and safe? Are we going to continue to cut each other’s throats on maintenance contracts or not perform maintenance at all? I’d like to ask the unpopular question; if this is where we are at right now, where will we be 10 years from now. This is only the beginning…..

 

News/Article Links:
Escalator in Columbia sets world record
Boy in fatally injured on elevator
Mitsubishi will have fastest elevator
Cool vintage elevator photo
Lawsuit filed in Manhattan Accident
Woman Dies in Elevator Accident – TX
Parents want law changed after disabled son dropped on escalator
Inside look of a British Cold war bunker
Man dies after three story fall from escalator
Man freed after being trapped in times building elevator
Focus on elevator and escalator safety
No CEA Meeting in January
Firefighters breach wall in NYC Elevator rescue
EW Unplugged Photo the Week
Interesting NY 1910 Stats
Scary Tweet
KONE Strengthens Environmental Leadership
Dupont Circle South Escalators to Close for part of 2012
City of Chicago ProjectDox
EIGSC December Shaft
Elevator Enthusiast finds hobby has Ups and Downs
Elevator through aquarium
Update Mechanic indicted
Capital Employee Garage Austin
Replacing a worn elevator emulator

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Post: October 19th, 2011: ERS-2011-10-19 #273 Show Notes

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We’ve got another accident to report on the show today involving another elevator mechanic up in Canada. I truly hope that the powers that be take safety as serious as possible when it comes to safety training for mechanics and technicians. It’s more than just the basics, it’s learning from experiences like this and being prepared for almost every kind of situation. Share this knowledge as it does nothing to assist those who are just learning.  Next week is our prize pack giveaway, make sure you get over and get your e-mail address added to our list to become eligible to win!

News/Article Links:
Elevator Technician remembered
Common sight for some subway riders
This is why…NO DOGS ON ESCALATORS!
KONE Awarded Project at NY Subway Station
Tube station staff told not to help blind
Elevator or tanning bed?
Boy loses toe in escalator accident
Elevator awkwardness creates social disaster
Elevator operator’s overriding story
Owners guide to Schindler People-moving systems
All about escalators
Base jumping off an elevator
Elevator and Escalator accident reconstruction
Firemen rescue person on elevator
Man admits making about 30 up skirt videos
First smart elevator installed in Ontario
The Humble Escalator
Trapped in the elevator
School Board awards more bids for project

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Elevator Repairman Falls to His Death – Elevator Safety!

The reality of the hazardous work that elevator mechanics are involved with every day is very serious and should not be taken lightly.  Not the kind of start to a work week that any of us want to read about make certain that you make safety your number one priority each and every day!  I sometimes talk directly with mechanics in my day job involving technical support and each and every time I end my conversation with, “Be Safe Out There”! Most of the time mechanics chuckle on the other end of the phone but I truly mean it. I think that in many cases they have become complacent with the work they do and used to the dangers. We all need to remember the first month we spent in the field. Being scared of heights, electricity, doing the wrong thing and holding on to dear life while riding up on top of the elevator.

After reading the linked article you’ll have a pit in your stomach and pray that something like this never happens to you or anyone of your mechanics. Some useful safety resources in case your not sure where to turn.

Safety Training For Mechanics, Supervisors, Managers - There’s never enough training you can receive on workplace safety. Just because you’ve been trained once on a particular topic doesn’t mean you’ll remember it forever. Don’t pass the buck on training, even if you feel it’s some one else’s responsibility.  It’s all of our responsibility! Don’t have time to set up a program? Contact Robert Krieger at Certified Conveyance Training Corporation.  Safety Training is what he specializes in and his technical background support this. Contact Bob and make safety training an ongoing priority each year in your company. http://www.cctc.name/

ElevatorBooks.com - Another great resource can be found at the ElevatorBooks.com website.  There are some great valuable resources there which should be used in conjunction with in person safety training by a professional instructor.  Elevator World has been promoting workplace safety as long as they’ve been publishing. If you haven’t updated your safety material for your company lately make sure you do so today.

I learn much better when someone is teaching me and not by reading. Make safety a priority today and let’s make sure accidents like this don’t happen in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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