While many of us appreciate the extra hour of sunshine in the evening, Daylight Saving Time (DST) comes with risks, particularly for workplace safety.
In a recent report, some state safety agencies came under criticism for issuing lower fines than federal OSHA. However, that’s not the case everywhere, as a $2.38 million fine against a Washington company shows.
Safety pros know the impact fatigued employees create in the workplace. Here’s a reminder of how big that impact can be.
State police blame driver fatigue for a bus crash that killed four passengers and injured dozens of others. The crash, and the bus company’s previous record, prompted federal regulators to shut down the carrier.
An employee faces a slow, painful recovery after being burned over 40% of his body following a workplace explosion.
“Fitness for duty starts with getting a good night’s sleep,” said the head of the National Safety Council. Unfortunately, an NSC survey shows a sizable percentage of U.S. workers don’t think they fit that description.
On March 23, 2005, a series of explosions at BP’s Texas City, TX, refinery resulted in 15 fatalities and 170 injuries.
Nearly seven out of ten employees surveyed by the National Safety Council report feeling tired at work.
A new study shows almost one in five workers admit they aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. However, only one in ten have been properly diagnosed with a sleep disorder.
Employers may face more restrictions in how they schedule workers now that unions and OSHA are paying more attention to employee fatigue.
A recent report throws cold water on claims that additional restrictions on commercial vehicle drivers’ hours would benefit safety.
It must be a case of deja vu for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Five years ago it was investigating an explosion in Texas that killed 15 BP workers. Now it will investigate the Gulf explosion and spill that killed 11 BP workers.
Sleep deprivation can negatively impact employees’ ability to work safely. A new study takes a close look on how much weekend make-up sleep helps employees stay alert.
BNSF Railway Co. has signed an agreement with OSHA to address alleged violations of the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA). As a result, the railroad will change several safety and personnel policies.
A maintenance worker put in 14+ hours one day at work, which included using a jackhammer for hours. He died on the job of a heart attack. His widow wants workers’ comp death benefits. His employer denied her claim. Why did a court conclude his death was compensable?
Once you get your safety culture “right,” is that it – mission accomplished? Some recent reporting about BP’s Alaska operations shows it’s a never-ending challenge.
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