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, December 24, 2012

Safety News Briefs - OSHA Using Pop Quizes

A weekly news feature summarizing workplace safety related news.

We scan newspapers, magazines and the internet for safety news that isn't being reported elsewhere. The following are links to safety related news that came out during the week ending December 22nd.

OSHA Using ‘Pop Quiz' Approach In Safety Emphasis Program for Chemical Facilities

Bloomberg BNA reports that "in contrast to the comprehensive inspections the Occupational Safety and Health Administration relied on in its process safety reviews of oil refineries, the agency is taking a “pop quiz” approach for its National Emphasis Program for chemical facilities."
Read the story in Bloomberg BNA.

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Workplace Tort Reform

Ohio employers can now feel secure in the predictability of the remedies and liabilities that ensue from an employee who is injured at work. The legislature created a workers' compensation system to address those injuries and ensure that employees are fairly compensated. In the rare occasion that an employer would act with the specific intent of causing an employee harm, the legislature provides an additional legal remedy for that employee.

Read about the Ohio Supreme Court decision here.

Mine Safety and Health – New DVD from Graphic Products

Graphic Products is offering free copies of a new DVD “Mine Safety and Health”-- a mining safety DVD created to generate increased awareness about the dangers of mining and to offer safety sign and label solutions. With more than an hour of video, this DVD, viewable in both Spanish and English, educates viewers about chemical hazards, the dangers of dust.

More information on the Mine Safety DVD

OSHA Goes Fishing at SeaWorld

EHS Today magazine reports that OSHA wants SeaWorld of Florida to comply with administrative subpoenas that require SeaWorld to provide three managers to be interviewed as a part of OSHA’s follow-up abatement inspection.

On the other hand, SeaWorld has filed a petition with the review commission seeking additional time to abate the violation regarding trainers’ interaction with killer whales. SeaWorld maintains that the petition, which is pending resolution, should restrict the scope of OSHA’s follow-up inspection.

Read the story in EHS Today.

Related past posts:
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending December 15th
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending December 8th
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending December 1st

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