Safe Workplace and Safety News
Blog Author Steve Hudgik
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
Labels: forklift safety, hospital safety
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