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.
Is the recent court decision regarding OSHA’s citations against SeaWorld in the death of a killer whale trainer so specific that it doesn’t impact other types of businesses? Or could it point to OSHA’s ability to fine companies in cases of human workplace violence?
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?
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.
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.”
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?
Dante Autullo of Orland Park, IL, suffered a brain injury: His skull was pierced by a nail shot from a nail gun he was using. There are several amazing parts to his story, not the least of which was that he was able to post an x-ray of the nail in his head on his […]
Sure, it’s great video for any TV reporter: Record your narration (what they call a “stand-up”) while work crews clear away storm debris in the background. But this TV reporter probably never expected to capture this on video: