DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Week Ending April 28st

A weekly feature that provides short summaries of safety related news   articles with links to the complete stories in other publications.

Last Week's International Day of Mourning Remembers Workplace Deaths and Accidents

Canada: A larger crowd than usual, about 400 people, gathered this year for Metro Vancouver’s annual Day of Mourning for those killed or injured on the job – in accidents every speaker said were ultimately preventable.

Read the complete story in the Vancouver Sun

United Kingdom: As wreaths were laid in a ceremony for people who have died while doing their jobs, workers and union leaders from throughout Waterloo Region decried a shameful absence

Read the complete story in The Record

United States - The message presented at the Workers Memorial Day ceremony held Friday evening in Lafayette hit very close to home for a few of the people who attended.

Read more in the Journal-Constitution

OSHA Issues Alert on CSE Corp's Self-Contained Self-Rescuer

Some of these devices have a critical defect that may cause the release of insufficient oxygen during start-up, a defect that could immediately result in a life-threatening situation for workers using the respirator.

Read about the OSHA alert in Occupational Health And Safety

Thursday Is The Worst Day For Accidents In Irish Workplaces

Thursday is the most dangerous day of the week in Irish workplaces, a study has revealed. The State agency charged with assessing personal injuries claims has also identified November as the worst month of the year for workplace accidents.

Read more in the Irish Examiner

GSA's Exploding Toilets

The General Services Administration continues to piece together the reasons behind the erupting johns that injured two employees in Washington, DC. However, new insights behind the GSA's exploding toilets have emerged.  The GSA has been pretty hush about the exploding toilets so far, but internal memos show some cause for concern.

Read the complete Reuter's story.

Related Past Posts:
Safety News Briefs Week Ending April 21st
Safety News Briefs April 8th
Safety News Briefs April 1st

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