Safety and OSHA News

10 ways fatigue harms the workplace

Safety pros know the impact fatigued employees create in the workplace. Here’s a reminder of how big that impact can be.  [Read more…]

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How Best Buy prepares its employees for active shooter incidents

The FBI recently stated in a report, “We now live in the age of public shootings.” Here’s the training program Best Buy developed to defend against this growing safety threat.  [Read more…]

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Worker pulled into machine by his jacket: $175K fine in connection with death

A lack of safety training played a part in the death of an employee at a manufacturing plant, according to OSHA.  [Read more…]

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You’re right — no one listens: Here’s why

When it comes to spreading the safety message, have you ever thought to yourself, no one is listening. Well, no one might be a little extreme, but studies show as a group, people aren’t good listeners.  [Read more…]

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Bumble Bee to pay $6M in oven death; 2 managers will pay $30K

Pressure cooker at Bumble Bee (photo: Cal/OSHA)

To settle criminal charges, Bumble Bee Foods will pay $6 million and two managers will pay a total of $30,000 in fines in connection with the death of a worker inside a tuna oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs, CA plant.

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OSHA and company reach settlement in fatal building collapse

A company has agreed to take several safety steps and pay a fine in connection with the collapse of its building last year that claimed the lives of two employees.  [Read more…]

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Lights not working, truck runs over and kills worker: Is company to blame?

The overhead flood lights at a UPS facility’s entrance gate weren’t working. It was before sunrise, and a worker who had to open the gate for incoming trucks was run over by one and killed. Will OSHA violations against the company for lack of proper lighting and employee training stick?  [Read more…]

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Top challenges faced by safety pros now

We asked safety pros what their #1 single biggest safety challenge is right now. Here are the results of Safety News Alert’s exclusive research:  [Read more…]

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Will this help safety training stick?

How we learn is as important as what we learn. Some recent research may provide a method to help workers remember their safety training.  [Read more…]

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Does some safety training send the wrong message?

Federal officials have had some harsh words for General Motors following the company’s settlement of a safety recall. Some of those harsh words have to do with what GM told its employees about safety communication.  [Read more…]

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