Safety and OSHA News

Safety News Summary for August 27, 2012

A sleep quiz to learn more about the strange world of sleep; a peek behind the curtain of OSHA’s Consultation programs; NHTSA’s “non-news;” and an industry coming together to reduce fatalities. All that, this week in the Safety News Summary.

When an Alaska fisherman heard a distress call on his radio, he didn’t know exactly what to do to help his fellow fishermen. The son of a close friend died in the mishap. The fisherman told his friend he would make sure good came from the loss of life. That led to an attempt to Tame the (Real) Deadliest Fishing Jobs as described in this report.

How does sleep affect health? Take this sleep quiz from The New York Times to learn more about the fascinating and sometimes strange world of sleep.

Steve Rhodes at recently had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting with a client and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal-OSHA”) Consultation. He blogs about the experience.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) says drunker drunks kill more people. Williams Peacock at The Chicago DUI Blog writes, “really NHTSA? If you’re going to release studies, can they tell us something besides the obvious?”

If you’ve read something on the web about safety and want to share it with others in the profession, let us know about it here at in the comments section below. We’ll spread the word.


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