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 10, 2012

Safety News Briefs From Around The World

The following are links to safety news stories and articles from around the world:

Article claims that in New South Wales, Australia work is deadly

Adelaide Now reports that efforts in New South Wales (Australia) "to make the state's factories and construction sites safer are having little effect on the death toll."

The latest Safe Work Australia figures revealed 21 deaths in NSW between June 2011 and April 30 this year. That puts the state on track to surpass the 24 killed in the previous financial year, which itself was a new record."

"Union leaders and the state opposition argue not enough money and effort is being spent on educating workers on the dangers or on ensuring penalties for employers who break workplace laws are harsh enough to encourage safety."

Read the article here.

Singapore charges Shell over safety lapses in refinery fire

A Reuters article reports that Shell's largest refinery faces a fine of over $400,000 resulting from a fire last September.  The article reports that the "blaze occurred during maintenance work on a pipeline linking a naphtha tank to a pumphouse for oil products to be mixed and blended."

Read the Reuters article here.

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Safety News From Around The World
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