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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Safety News Briefs - How To Spot A Psychopath In Your Workplace


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.

How To Spot A Psychopath In Your Workplace
Groups Seek Comment Extension on Silica Proposed Rule
New Video Explains GHS
Bullet Wounded Pilot Survives Second Accident


How to Spot a Psychopath in Your Workplace

This article, addressing a topic we don't often think about, is in EHS Today magazine. It was a topic covered at the recent National Safety Council 2013 Conference.

The article opens by stating:

While many people who fit the profile of a psychopath aren't serial killers or notorious criminals, they share a number of the same characteristics. And that can make them nightmares in the workplace.

The article states that some estimates say that one out of 100 men, and one out of 300 women, are pyschopathic to some degree.  Other estimates are that there are two to three million pschopaths in the U.S.

In this article you'll learn how to spot pyschopathic characteristics and how to screen for this during an interview.

Read the article here.

Groups Seek Comment Extension on Silica Proposed Rule

A number of industry groups are seeking an extension on OSHA's proposed rule on silica. Because OSHA's economic and technological feasibility analyses "are so voluminous" an extension of the current 90 day comment period is being requested.

An article in Occupational Health & Safety reports that:

"The National Association of Manufacturers, the National Industrial Sand Association, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., and the Construction Industry Safety Coalition have either submitted comments or sent letters to OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels seeking a 90-day extension for submitting written comments on OSHA's proposed rule that would sharply reduce the current permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica in the construction industry. Comments currently are due December 11th."

The article includes comments by Mark G. Ellis, president of the National Industrial Sand Association, which are similar to those being submitted by other associations. Read the article here.


New Video Explains the Globally Harmonized System of Classifying and Labeling Chemicals (GHS)

The goal of the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) goal is to standardize the classification of hazardous materials worldwide. This will improve the protection of human health and increase environmental awareness. This GHS video provides an overview of the new requirements of GHS by answering questions such as:
  • Who needs it?
  • What are the goals of GHS?
  • Who benefits?
  • How and where is GHS used?
Watch the video on YouTube.


Pilot Survives Bullet Wound To The Head

This report is only partially a workplace accident report. But, it is so unusual that I had to report on it. The headline I noticed was in Flying Magazine (click here):

"Bullet-Wounded Pilot Survives Second Accident"

Was this a military pilot in Afghanistan? No. It is a Cessna 172 pilot wounded in the head while flying over Jacksonville, FL.

The second accident was work related. It happened recently when his Cessna 172 lost power while towing an advertising banner at a Florida Gators football game.  He crash landed in the parking lot, hitting a pickup truck.

The first incident happened earlier this year when, while piloting a Cessna 172 at 1,200 feet over Jacksonville, he was shot in the head. He was hit by a stray bullet fired in celebration of New Year's Eve. You can read that story on the WTLV web site (click here).
Cessna 172 from which Hill was towing a banner over a Florida Gators football game reportedly lost power.
Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/bullet-wounded-pilot-survives-second-accident#wOtMZE2i2GzTzXHD.99
Cessna 172 from which Hill was towing a banner over a Florida Gators football game reportedly lost power.
Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/bullet-wounded-pilot-survives-second-accident#wOtMZE2i2GzTzXHD.99


Related past posts:
OSHA 2013 Top Ten Violations Announced
Do Youy Know How To Manage An OSHA Inspection?

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