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, September 24, 2012

Safety News Briefs - 7 Worst Emergency Planning Mistake

A weekly news feature summarizing safety related news.

Top Mistakes Businesses Make During Emergency Planning

According to a 2012 study of more than 1,300 U.S. workers, 75 percent of employees believe their company is not well-prepared for a natural disaster. An article from Cintas Corporation identifies the seven worst mistakes businesses make related to emergency planning.

Read the article in Bloomberg Business Week.

Workplace Injuries Less Likely Where Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave

Workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal occupational injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave, according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study.

Read the article in the Insurance Journal.

Golf Course Pays OSHA Fine For Lightening Strike

Lake of Isles has taken steps to protect its golf course employees from lightning and paid $11,600 in fines levied by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the wake of a June 25 incident in which 15 maintenance workers were hurt.

In a report dated Aug. 16, OSHA cited Lake of Isles for a "serious" violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 for failing to provide a place of employment "free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees …"

Learn about the changes the golf course made in this article in TheDay.

Related Past Posts:
Safety News Briefs - Worker Tested Positive For Cocaine
Safety News Briefs - Workplace Fatalities In Massachusetts
Safety News Briefs - OSHA Standards Apply To Workers Outside The U.S.

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