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 29, 2012

Safety News From Around The World

Safety news stories and articles from around the world:

Chinese temporary workers bring unsafe mining culture, union says

An influx of temporary foreign workers into British Columbia’s mining sector is taking jobs from Canadian workers and making the mines more dangerous, according to a letter sent out by British Columbia trade unions.

The letter noted that almost 2,000 Chinese coal miners were killed on the job last year, in contrast to the 142 workplace fatalities in British Columbia across all sectors. It also noted that although the mines are supposed to work under the province’s safety and health conditions, bringing in foreign workers and supervisors includes bringing in a work culture that does not understand safety as it applies in Canada.

Read the article in OHS Canada.

Ireland - Working together to prevent workplace accidents

The Irish Health and Safety Authority was urging managers and employees to work together to prevent workplace accidents as the European Week for Safety and Health got underway last week.

Prevention is the cornerstone of Ireland’s and Europe’s approach to managing workplace risk. Consultation and close interaction with workers and their representatives is seen as fundamental to that approach.

Read about Ireland's approach to workplace safety in HGV Ireland.

Last week was Skanska Safety Week (Europe)

Last week's Skanska Safety Week was the world’s largest workplace safety event organized by a company. From Monday October 22 through Sunday 28 hundreds of thousands people were involved in activities focused on workplace safety. Skanska is a project development and construction company. They have 53,000 employees at more than 10,000 worksites in 18 countries. In addition, Skanska Safety Week included Skanska's  subcontractors, suppliers and business partners.

Read about the largest company sponsored safety event in 4-Traders magazine.

Irish work accident case dismissed as judge finds false evidence given

A man who suffered injuries in a workplace accident has had his action for damages dismissed after a High Court judge found he knowingly gave false and misleading information to the court.
Read the article in the Irish Times

Related Past Posts:
Safety News From Around The World - October 22nd
Safety News From Around The World - Week Ending October 14th
World Safety News - Week Ending October 6th

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