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 02, 2013

Safety News From Around The World - Deadly Ammonia Leak In China

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.

Safety Online reports that slips, trips, and falls resulted in nearly 12,000 workplace injuries in the U.K.  The article states that:

"The Health and Safety Executive has revealed that in 2011/12 almost 11,996 workplace injuries involved slips, trips or falls from height, with the transport and storage industry having the highest number of injuries."

Read the article here.

Lack Of Safety Training Blamed For Deaths In China

Fifteen people were killed and 25 others injured, five critically, after a liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit of Shanghai Weng’s Cold Storage Co on Saturday. Those who were injured in a deadly liquid-ammonia leak remained hospitalized on Sunday, with seven workers in intensive care.

The company's workers blamed a lack of safety training for the many deaths and injuries in the accident.

Read the story in the People's Daily.

Horror Stories From The Farm (U.K.)

The Heath Safety Executive publishes a regular online safety newsletter. The summer issue includes an article called, "Horror Stories On The Farm."  The article opens by:

"Agriculture has one of the highest fatal injury rates of any industry in Great Britain. And, as farms are homes as well as workplaces, it is the only high-risk industry that has to deal with the constant presence of children."

Other articles include:
Click here to read the HSE newsletter 

Related past posts:
World Safety News - Workers Don't Understand Safety Rules
Accident Rate Goes Up After Holidays
China Reports 27,000 Workplace Accidents So Far This Year

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