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, May 07, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Week Ending May 5th

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

In "Difficult and Unusual" Case, A Worker Receives Worker's Comp For Stroke

"A Forks Township man who suffered a stroke while working in the "hot room" at a Victaulic Co. foundry will receive workers' compensation benefits following a judge's decision in a case an expert described as difficult and unusual. John Ruschak worked for Victaulic off and on for 22 years before he suffered a stroke at work that left him paralyzed on his left side."

Read the complete story in the Lehigh Morning Call.

U.K. - Eliminating "Unnecessary" Electrical Safety Checks

U.K. firms have been told they do not need to carry out annual safety tests on all electrical equipment, in an overhaul of "health and safety red tape."

Read the story in the BBC News.

Bedbugs - An Unexpected Workplace Hazard

"An outbreak of irritating insect bites among federal employees in Clarksville, Tennessee last year turned out to be due to a bedbug infestation in the building where they worked, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report."

Read the article in Industrial Safety And Health News

The Need To Clean Up Spills Quickly

A jury will determine whether Target is liable to a woman who slipped and fell on baby vomit seven minutes after the baby made the mess near the store's entrance.

Read the story in the Courthouse News Service.

Related Past Posts:
Safety News Briefs April 30th
Safety News Briefs Week Ending April 21st
Safety News Briefs April 8th

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Blogger SteelFabCorp said...

It is unfortunate that someone slipped and fell, but did the store do anything wrong? How quickly can they be expected to clean up something such as that. Doesn't the person with the baby have some responsibility to at least have told a store employee?

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Thelma said...

Its sad to know about John story who suffered a stroke while working.
Good thing he won the trial and received 66% of his weekly compensation.

1:47 AM  

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