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, October 27, 2014

Mining Disasters, Free Safety Courses, and NY Cab Label Law

Lung Cancer and other Mining Disasters

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Miners are in an increased risk group due to the link between uranium and lung cancer.

But lung cancer is the tip of the increased-risk groups that miners face. Short of quitting the profession and adopting a nice safe desk job, what can you do? Here are three ways to protect yourself from heavy metal mining dusts

If you'd like to be really horrified, the CDC has put together a sortable list of all mining disasters from 1839 to present. The biggest death toll was in 1907 in a coal mine explosion in West Virginia, killing 362. Or read the Top 10 Deadly Workplace Accidents... a mining accident finished in first place.

Free Healthcare Safety Courses

UL Workplace Health & Safety is offering free courses for healthcare workers. Titles offered include:

  • PPE in a Healthcare Environment (19 minutes)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens-Blood and OPIM (42 minutes)
  • Universal Precautions (10 minutes)
  • Infection Controls-Handwashing (13 minutes)

 Courses can be found here.

NY Cab Label Law: Don't Assault Driver

New York's City Council just passed a bill requiring cabs to post labels warning of penalties for driver assault. A Department of Labor study revealed that taxi drivers are 30 times more likely than the average worker to be killed on the job.  >> Find out more

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