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, September 16, 2013

Safety News Briefs - Will Self-Driving Vehicles Reduce Accidents?

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 safety news, or safety tips, send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Is Your Workplace Prepared For Violence?

This questions is raised by an article in Forbes Magazine. The article talks about terrorism and workplace violence, making the distinction that:

"Workplace violence, on the other hand, is often the work of one deranged, rage-filled individual. But both strike fear in our hearts. And while there is little we can do as leaders and managers to stop terrorists, there are steps that can be taken to lessen the odds of workplace violence and create better disaster preparedness plans in our organizations and our lives."

The article present five action steps you can take to prevent violence in the workplace.

Read the article here.

Free Labeling Encyclopedia Featuring Safety Information Offered

Graphic Products has announced that it is offering a free copy of the Encyclopedia of Labeling (a $149.95 value) with the purchase of a DuraLabel printer.  The topics covered include:

• Arc flash
• Pipe Marking
• Warehouse safety
• Lean manufacturing
• Hazardous materials
• Floor marking
• Confined spaces
• Conveyor Safety
• Lock Out / Tag Out
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Electrical Safety
• OSHA Safety Signs
• Glossaries of technical terms

Read more about the Encyclopedia of Labeling offer.

Crash-Proof Car Developed

The #1 cause of workplace accidents are vehicle accidents.  Carnegie Mellon University claims to have developed a crash-proof car.

Earlier this month Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated a self-driving car developed that it could negotiate congestion and highway traffic while safely changing lanes and merging during a challenging 33-mile drive from Cranberry, Pa., to Pittsburgh International Airport. This uniquely capable vehicle looks, from the outside, much like any other 2011 Cadillac SRX.

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Barry Schoch, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, were along for the ride in the autonomous car. A human was in the driver's seat as a safety precaution, but all of the driving was done by Carnegie Mellon's innovative software, relying on inputs from radars, lidars and infrared cameras

Read the press release from Carnegie Mellon University.

Related past posts:
Whistleblower Complaints Become Easy To File
Seven Strategies For A Safer Workplace
Safety News Briefs - Problems With OSHA?

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