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:
A government investigation says a chemical company failed to recognize a hazard associated with its manufacturing process even after a number of near-misses.
Window Safety Tips for Builders and Remodelers PARKERSBURG, W. VA. – To mark National Window Safety Week, April 5 – 11, 2009, Simonton Windows® has come up with a list of tips to help builders and remodelers safely transport, install and handle windows at the job site. Tip #1 – Use caution and proper lifting […]