News that President Trump has slated NIOSH for a 40% cut sends shivers through anyone who thinks that strong, well-funded research plays a crucial role in developing effective programs to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.
GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, celebrates a major safety milestone of 5 million safe work hours at their Merck project site in Elkton, Virginia. GreenWood provides Merck with various construction related services. The continuous relationship between GreenWood and Merck covers more than 26 years without a lost time injury.
It’s that time of year again – time for about 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the nation to coordinate efforts for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual Click It or Ticket campaign to crack down on seat belt scofflaws.
Organizations today are under ever-increasing pressure to perform faster and smarter, keep up with the pace of technology, ensure compliance with government regulations, and protect the safety of their workers.
Each year, roughly 150 motorists are killed when their cars plow into the sides of big-rig trailers, slicing off the windshields and roofs. But many of these gruesome underride deaths can be prevented, according to a new study and crash videos from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Three years ago, General Motors chief executive Mary Barra admitted that for years the automaker had concealed an ignition-switch defect, which has now been linked to at least 124 deaths. And she assured federal regulators that there would be a new pro-safety and pro-consumer attitude at the company.
Transportation safety improvements spurred by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations are highlighted in a video released yesteerday as part of the NTSB’s ongoing commemoration of its 50th anniversary.