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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Safety News Briefs - How Will The Election Impact Workplace Safety?

A weekly news feature summarizing safety related news.

Are Safety Ethics Black and White?

The practice of safety often has an ethical component. Often, the most ethical route is obvious, such as the choice between a legal option and an illegal one. Other times, multiple considerations may cloud a decision.  How do you make the right decision?  An article in the National Safety Council's Safety + Health magazine addresses the topic of ethical questions faced by safety professionals.

Read the article here.

Election 2012 - ​Obama, Romney, and the implications for occupational safety and health.

This year’s presidential election has been a war of words and a battle of ideology.

President Barack Obama says his policies help protect people and the economy, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney claims the government has become too intrusive and overregulates businesses to the point that economic growth is stymied. 

How will the presidential election impact safety? In this National Safety Council Safety + Health article (click here) stakeholders look to historical precedence for clues about what might be expected from an Obama or a Romney victory this Tuesday.

Mine workers speak out - defend mine owner in letter published as a result of litigation

We, the employees of Murray Energy Corporation and Subsidiary Companies ("Murray Energy"), are writing to you regarding numerous blatantly false and malicious articles published in The Charleston Gazette, and often written by your reporter, Mr. Kenneth W. Ward, Jr., both recently and over many years.

Read the letter in the Charleston Gazette

Illinois Supreme Court rules contractor had no duty to preserve I-beam involved in workplace accident

The 6-1 majority found "no evidence in the record to support the existence of a duty to preserve the I-beam based on a voluntary undertaking by the contractor Keeley and Sons or other special circumstance."  The case arose out of a 2001 bridge construction site accident in which several employees of the contractor were injured when an I-beam they were standing on shifted and they were thrown into a creek below.

Read the story in Legal Newsline.

Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Workplace fatalities and serious injuries often do not share the same causes that lead to less severe injuries – and it’s time to view these serious events through a different lens, Colin Duncan, CEO of BST, told attendees at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo.

Read the article in EHS Today

Related Past Posts:
Safety New Briefs - Teenager Killed By Unplugged Computer
Safety News Briefs - Worker Insomnia
Safety News Briefs - 7 Worst Emergency Planning Mistakes

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel that things are working on auto-pilot right now and that the current president is over concerned with image and politics. If we get a new president I feel that we will get back to the business of making the country more safe and enforcement of rules and laws will once again be active. As it is, many people completely disregard many laws and regulations that are in place for safety reasons. For example people regularly use cell phones in vehicles while driving, they run red lights and stop signs, the speed and race on public freeways and jeopardize everyone's life as though the road was built for them to play on. Something has to be done in the way of preventing accidents on the roadways and in our places of employment.

7:48 AM  
Blogger SteelFabCorp said...

In our industry BAT is no longer good enough. It's now MAT (Maximum Available Technology). This will put us out of business. The last four years have done more to drive American work offshore than I've ever seen. We need a change.

7:57 AM  

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