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, July 01, 2013

Safety News From Around The World

A regular 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 and articles that came out during the past week. If you have any safety news tips, send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Why Apprenticeship Ratios Matter

Gavan Howe expresses concern over work place apprenticeship ratios in an article in the Journal of Commerce.  Mr. Howe is a safety expert. He notes that higher apprenticeship ratios lead to more electrical and fall accidents.  He states that:

"The data is clear: for every 10 per cent increase in the percentage of apprentices to journeypersons on the jobsite (in one hazardous, unionized trade) there was a 27 per cent increase in ladder falls, (Kaskutas et al, 2010)."

Read the article here.

Health and Safety Executive Fees For Intervention Bills Soar In The U.K.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the U.K. is the equivalent of OSHA in the U.S.  As of October 1, 2012 the HSE began imposing fees to cover their costs of workplace inspections. Under The Health and Safety Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action.

A freedom of information request has revealed that those fees soared by 68% to reach £1,000,000, although the number of inspections have not increased.

Read the story in Construction Inquirer.

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