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 02, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Week Of March 26th

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

Americans in Denial About Likelihood of Accidents and Serious Illnesses

The Wall Street Journal reports that Americans may be overly optimistic when it comes to thinking they won't ever be diagnosed with a serious illness or experience an accident. According to the National Safety Council more than 38.9 million medically consulted injuries occur in a year. The American Heart Association, Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics 2012, show that one in six deaths in the U.S. was caused by coronary heart disease. The American Cancer Society reports that 1 in 3 women and 1 out of every 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer.

Read More In The Wall Street Journal

Small Employers Eligible for Bigger Penalty Break Under New OSHA Guidance

Small employers who face fines for violating safety and health standards may be eligible for a greater penalty reduction under a new provision that will take effect April 1, Richard Fairfax, a deputy assistant labor secretary at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, announced March 27.

Read More In Bloomberg BNA

OSHA Seeks Prevention Feedback on Worker Injuries and Deaths

OSHA issued a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks comments on how to prevent injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities in construction, and from vehicles and mobile equipment backing into workers in construction, general industry, agriculture and the maritime industry. OSHA will use the comments received to learn more about how workers get injured and what solutions exist to prevent injury and death, including possible regulatory action.

Read More In Fire Engineering

US Mine Safety Chief Encourages Surprise Inspections

"Main and Lewis agreed that stepped-up inspections and enforcement at troubled mines are crucial to improving safety in the industry. Main says MSHA's "impact inspections" take extra steps to keep coal operators from giving advance warning to miners when inspectors show up."

Read More In The Bowling Green Daily News

Related Past Posts:
Safety New Briefs March 19th
Safety New Briefs March 12th
Safety News Briefs March 5th

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