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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Safety News From Around The World - Accident Risk Goes Up After Holiday

A regular feature summarizing workplace safety 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 international safety news, safety tips, or suggestions send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Accident Risk In Quebec Goes Up After Construction Holiday

This report comes from the Gazette (Montreal, Canada). They are reporting that 42% of workplace accidents occur between August and November and there is a correlation between returning from a holiday and the number of accidents - accidents increase in the days immediately following a holiday.  The articles quotes Daniel Legault,, a spokesman for CSST, as saying:

“We know it’s something that happens year after year. Between these four months, August to November, 42 per cent of these accidents happen.”

Read the article here.

Two Chapters Of The Same Union Are At Odds Over Mining Safety In New Zealand

NZ City reports the norther and southern chapter's of the same union are split over supoprt for a change in safety inspections at mines and quarries.  The article reports that:

"Two chapters of the same miners' union are at loggerheads over a new safety law. The union's northern branch is backing measures in the Health and Safety Bill to establish check inspectors, appointed by unions or groups of workers. The inspectors will have the power to give notice of suspension of mining operations when there is a risk of serious harm, or to call a stop to operations if the risk of harm is imminent."

The southern chapter opposes including quarries in the inspection program.  What's the difference?  The southern chapter of the union owns a quarry and does not want their business to be subject to the new rules.

Read the story here.

Related past posts:
China Reports 27,000 Workplace Accidents So Far This Year
Why Apprenticeship Ratios Matter
Safety News From Around The World

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