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, June 18, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Week Ending June 16th

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

Teen killed by forklift in workplace accident

WorkSafe New Brunswick (Canada) is investigating after a 19-year-old was killed in a workplace accident. Police believe two forklifts collided in the storage yard behind the business resulting in a 19-year-old being killed when one of the forklifts fell on top of the young employee and he was trapped underneath.

Read more on the CBC web site.

Loading Dock Safety

Most loading dock accidents are related to powered industrial trucks (fork lifts). For example, OSHA reports that many loading dock injuries and fatalities occur when a worker is crushed by a forklift that has overturned or has fallen from a loading dock. This means that loading dock safety needs to primarily address powered industrial truck safety.

Read the complete article on loading dock safety.

Serious injury in NZ highlights need for workplace safety zones

"Last year a delivery truck driver was crushed by a crate which had fallen off a reach truck operated by a Sealed Air employee who was unloading the victim's truck. Investigations by the New Zealand Department of Labour found that the victim's serious injuries could have been prevented if Sealed Air had provided a safety zone for truck drivers and other visitors"

Read the article on voxy.co.nz

OSHA’s top 10 hospital citations

The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard was the most commonly cited standard in inspections of hospitals. Last year, hospitals were most likely to be cited for not having a written exposure control plan at all or for failing to update plans already on the books. They were also frequently cited for failing to document consideration of new devices, according to OSHA data.

See the complete top ten list of OSHA citations against hospitals at HICprevent.

Related Past Posts:
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending June 11th
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending June 2nd
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending May 26th

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Blogger Fred said...

This post makes it obvious that safety on loading docks and in warehouses can not be minimized. While there are no manufacturing machines, fork lift accidents are common. Thank you for these posts.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Fab101 said...

What's wrong? There are so many forklift and loading dock accidents? Why? There are lots of regulations requiring training and safe operation of forklifts. What's wrong? Regulations are not the answer. The answer is having employees who care about safety - and goofballs who can be fired (try firing a goof-ball in a union shop - hah!) If unions truly want a safe workplace they need to start supporting the firing of those who do not work safely. Train employees in safety and fire those who do not do what they've been trained to do. That will make a big improvement in safety and cut the number of forklift "accidents."

7:49 AM  

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