Safety and OSHA News

Fatality follows near-miss: OSHA names company severe violator

Near misses are a chance to learn and improve your safety measures. But this company neglected to heed the warning, and a worker’s life was lost as a result.  [Read more…]

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Getting employees to report more near-misses

It’s been estimated that for every lost time injury of more than three days, there are dozens of prior non-injury incidents. So why don’t workers report more near-misses so there are fewer serious injuries? [Read more…]

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BP well blowout investigation: Safety lessons for all

A government investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill looks at specific factors such as how deep a cement plug was set and whether additional barriers should have been installed. But the root causes of the incident that killed 11 workers focus on common subjects for workplace safety: management, communication, previous near-misses, safety culture and government regulation.  [Read more…]

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Company ignored near misses; blast killed four, injured 28

A government investigation says a chemical company failed to recognize a hazard associated with its manufacturing process even after a number of near-misses. [Read more…]

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Do accident prone workers have Adult ADHD?

Consider this Scenario: Your employee “Chuck” has had more than his share of minor safety incidents and near misses. Why is he more accident prone than others? A new study says he might have adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). [Read more…]

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Near-miss reports went up, injuries went down

Safety Manager Doug Nugent’s problem: He wanted employees to speak up more often about near-misses. [Read more…]

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