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, January 21, 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.

Australian heavy equipment operators put safety at risk using social media on job

Mine workers addicted to social media are putting lives at risk, distracted by portable electronics while handling heavy machinery, the Queensland Government's Mine Inspectorate revealed on Tuesday.

Chief inspector of Coal Mines Gavin Taylor said these were not one-off acts of stupidity. "The inspectorate believes the use of mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads - and interaction on social media - is widespread at open-cut coal mines." 

Read the complete article here.

Most sunbeds in England fail UK safety limits

Researchers are warning that skin cancer rates may increase if stricter controls are not put in place on tanning beds. Nine out of 10 sunbeds in England fail to meet British and European safety standards, research in the British Journal of Dermatology suggests.The levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted by 400 sunbeds were on average two times higher than recommended limits.

Read the story in the BBC News Health.

Related Past Posts:
World Safety News - Week Ending January 12th

World Safety News - Week Ending January 5th
World Safety News - December 31st.

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