When a farmer didn’t return for several hours after going out to feed his hogs, a family member went to look for him. The farmer’s remains were found in the hog enclosure. A law enforcement official calls the accident “doggone weird.”
This employee was injured when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer. The injured employee had been traveling for work. But how does a reported road rage incident factor into this case?
A government investigation says a chemical company failed to recognize a hazard associated with its manufacturing process even after a number of near-misses.
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).
When a company says its safety goal is zero injuries, do employees understand that’s different than zero risk reports?
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.
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?
Maybe you’ve worked at a company that adopted a safety phrase like this: Our goal is zero injuries! Now some in the world of safety say slogans like that are a bad thing, while others say anything less is unconscionable. Who’s right?
As a direct result of a chemical facility explosion that killed 15 people, the federal government has released a final rule for chemical facilities intended to protect the lives of emergency responders and the public.
New regulations from OSHA; stepped up OSHA penalties; workers’ comp reform; and what to do with those increasing injury rates? Those will all be on the table for workplace safety in 2013.
OSHA says a manager at a sugar packaging plant removed a safety device from a machine because it was slowing down production. Two weeks later, a worker died because the device wasn’t in place.
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