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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, February 25, 2013

Safety News From Around The World - Fake Hard Hats Cause Concern

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

Fake Hard Hats In The U.K. Cause Concern

The British Safety Information Federation (BSIF) has put out an alert about fake hard hats showing up in the United Kingdom. The hard hats break when hand pressure is applied to the outer shell.

The article states that, "The rise in fake safety equipment has prompted BSIF to set up a registered supplier scheme. To display the BSIF Registered Safety Supplier (RSS) logo firms must sign a binding declaration. A list of RSS-approved companies is available on the BSIF website."

Read the article in Securing Industry

Zambia Revokes Chinese Mine Licenses Because Of Poor Safety

Zambia has revoked licenses for a Chinese-owned coal mine over poor safety and environmental compliance, as well as a failure to pay mineral royalties, the minister of mines said on Wednesday.
Yamfwa Mukanga said the government had cancelled all three mining licenses held by Collum Coal mine, situated 325 km (200 miles) south of the capital Lusaka.

The mines had a history of poor safety, health and environmental compliance, mainly due to the employment of non-qualified personnel.

Read the story in Mining Weekly

Western Australia Mine Managers May Face Jail Time Over Safety

New proposed safety laws in Western Australia mean mining bosses and managers face jail if a worker dies on their mine site or oil rig. The proposed new law also would base safety and environmental fines on how much profit companies make. A third aspect of the propsed new law is the use of a demerit point system where companies would face "very serious sanctions like forfeiture or suspension of operations" if they run out of points.

Read the story in  Perth Now.

New Zealand To Establish Independent Safety Regulator

New Zealand is establishing an independent safety regulator to monitor and enforce workplace health and safety across all industries. The agency will be controlled by its own board but operate within an "arm's length" from Government ministers.

Read the story on TVNZ.

Related Past Posts:
World Safey News - Week Ending February 16th
World Safety News - Week Ending January 28th
World Safety News - Week Ending January 5th

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