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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Safety News From Around The World

The following are summaries of safety news stories, with links to the stories, from locations outside the U.S.  If you have new, or know of an important news story, please send it to duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Report exposes a dangerous lack of safety oversight in the U.K.

An article in Medical Press in the U.K. begins witrh the following two paragraphs:

"Using a series of Freedom of Information requests and an analysis of over 20 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports, Professor O'Neill has compiled the first ever consolidated list of sectors excluded from unannounced HSE inspections in his report 'Low life: How the government has put a low price on your life.'"

"Professor O'Neill says: 'Whether your job is making people better or making plastics, don't expect a government safety inspector to call. The majority of workplace deaths now occur in sectors officially excused from unannounced inspections by the safety regulator.'"

Read the complete article here.

Related Past Posts:
World Safety News - Week Ending January 5th
World Safety News - December 31st.
World Safety News - December 12th


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