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, October 01, 2012

Safety News Briefs - Week Ending September 29th

A weekly news feature summarizing safety related news.

Indictment Alleges Gulf Clean-up OSHA Training Scam

Last Wednesday a 22-count federal indictment was unsealed in federal court in New Orleans charging Connie M. Knight, 46, with impersonating a federal employee for the purpose of enticing people to pay her for fraudulent hazardous waste safety training. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spil clean-up personnel were required to receive hazardous waste safety training before working in contaminated areas due to dangers from the oil itself and clean-up materials. The indictment alleges Ms. Knight falsified OSHA identification and provided fraudulent training to over 1000 persons.

Read the story in MarineLog.

Two New Safety and Health Infographics From Graphic Products

Graphic Products has released two new InfoGraphics that may be freely used for training and on web sites, blogs, Facebook and for other online locations.

The GHS infographic, shown (in part) to the left, gives the reasons for the new GHS standard and shows what has changed, helping people to understand GHS and the information it is providing.

The GHS infographic is available here.

The Arc Flash Boundary infographic, shown to the right, provides the definitions of the various arc flash boundaries.  It helpers workers to understand and become familiar with arc flash boundaries.

The Arc Flash Boundary infographic is available here.

OSHA Reaches Settlement With Mohawk Industries - No Fines To Be Paid

OSHA has reached a settlement agreement with Mohawk Industries Inc., a carpet manufacturer based in Calhoun, GA, under which the company will increase fire protection at its four carpet pad facilities. The agreement resolves citations issued by OSHA in June 2011 for violations found at Mohawk's facility in Johnstown, OH.

Read the story in Today's Facility Manager.

Related Past Posts:
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Safety News Briefs - Worker Tested Positive For Cocaine
Safety News Briefs - Workplace Fatalities In Massachusetts

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