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Kentucky Dump Truck Fatalities Prompt Hazard Alert

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) has issued recommendations for dump truck safety after researching the prevalence of incidents. Over the past five years, the United States has experienced at least one fatal dump truck incident per day, accord to KIPRC. The hazard alert addresses the issue and provides the following recommendations for prevention: Employers […]

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Vocabulary ISO/TR 21506 published

12 December 2018 / 9:00 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) through its Technical Committee (TC) 258 “Project, programme and portfolio management” recently has published the ISO/TR 21506 “Project, programme and portfolio management – Vocabulary”. It describes terms that are used in documents authored by ISO/TC 258, and that meet any of the following criteria, […]

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Cal/OSHA Cites Empire Equipment Services After Trench Fatality

Riverside, Calif.-based Empire Equipment Services is facing $66,000 in serious workplace safety violations after a trench collapse killed a worker. On May 9, two Empire Equipment Services employees were installing sewer pipes at a Lake Forest residential construction site when a 30-foot-wide section of the trench’s sidewall sloughed and collapsed. One worker was able to escape,and the other […]

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Prepare Your Workforce for Winter

With the advent of winter comes a host of safety, health and legal issues that employers need to address before the weather worsens and temperatures drop to dangerous levels. Attorneys for the law firm of Fisher Phillips recently identified four risks that need attention: how to limit risks associated with cold-weather exposure, the dangers of […]

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OSHA Proposes Rule to Clarify Beryllium Standard

OSHA is seeking feedback regarding its beryllium standard for general industry. The agency has issued a proposed rule to revise the standard. The changes would be designed to clarify the standard and to simplify or improve compliance. Selected paragraphs of the standard would be amended including “Definitions,” “Methods of Compliance,” “Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment,” “Hygiene […]

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Making Safety Smart

The era of “smart buildings” is here, bringing new opportunities for significant gains in efficiency, safety and environmental protection. Let’s look at the impact of smart buildings on fire detection and what it means for organizations planning new facilities. To begin, let’s recognize that the term “smart buildings” means different things to different people. For […]

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Does Amazon Care About Worker Safety?

Amazon employees attend safety school and receive ergonomic assessments, and each of the company’s facilities has a “robust safety program,” according to the multi-billion dollar e-commerce giant. Despite these claims, the online retailer is known for a pattern of worker fatalities, numerous injuries and claims of unsafe working conditions. The latest outcry to hold Amazon […]