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, March 25, 2013

Safety News Briefs 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 news, or know of an important news story, please send it to duralabelpro@gmail.com.

First Canadian Standard For OHS Training About To Be Issued

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) will be releasing the new standard for OHS training later this month.

“For the first time in Canada, we’re outlining a system for organizations to be able to look at and understand what a leading, quality program looks like,” says Dylan Short, managing director of the Redlands Group.

Read the story in the Canadian Safety Reporter.

Singapore Reports Lowest Workplace Fatality Rate in Nine Years

There were 2.1 fatalities per 100,000 employed persons in Singapore in 2012, down from 4.9 per 100,000 employed persons in 2004.  However, the number of reported workplace injuries and cases of occupational diseases increased. Reported workplace injuries went up by 9.8 per cent, leading to an increase of 3.2 per cent in man-days lost.  Most of this increase may be the result of improved reporting.

Read the story here.

Related Past Posts:
World Safety News - Week Ending March 11th
World Safety News - Week Ending March 2nd
World Safety News - Week Ending February 23rd

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