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, June 22, 2015

Combating Worker Fatigue, Short Safety Vids, more

How to get the CEO onboard with your safety program

Whether or not you're working with a CEO who “gets” safety, it's vital to find ways to connect with corporate leaders and learn how to manage their expectations.

Want to keep your job? Deliver on the reason they hired you. >> Find out more

Worker fatigue: tips to combat it

Two separate studies revealed that the switch to Daylight Savings Time resulted in 40 minutes less sleep for American workers, a 5.7 percent increase in workplace injuries and nearly 68 percent more work days lost to injuries.

Sure, you can't do anything about the time change, but there are ways to minimize worker fatigue. For instance, don't make sudden changes to workers' schedules.  >> Find other ways to minimize worker fatigue

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) ponied up $300k in grant money to fund research on a system to combat workplace fatigue. The idea is to use FitBit--those wristbands that track physical activity and sleep quality--to alert the worker when fatigue sets in. He or she is then supposed to enact one of the program's suggested interventions to induce wakefulness.  >> Find out more

Safety tip videos

Here are some video shorts on a variety of safety topics, from keeping workers cool while working in the heat to forklift safety. They're short but helpful and might be a great way to start a meeting.  >> View the videos

OSHA cites heater as cause of oil rig fire

Workers using an open-flame heater on an oil rig is thought to be the cause of a fire that killed three. OSHA says this isn't the first time they were cited for this offense, and they've now been placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.  >> View images of oil and gas accidents

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