According to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), attendees who will make their way to Las Vegas for Safety 2013, June 24-26, are predominantly highly experienced safety professionals, with 78% having more than 10 years experience in their field.
BP’s Texas City Refinery tragedy prompted standard effort
March 19, 2013
In an effort to improve safety in the oil and gas industry, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the United Steelworkers International Union (USW) are working together on a standard to prevent fatigue among oil workers -- and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) wants your comments on those efforts.
Two clothing factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan were inspected for safety conditions by independent auditing firms prior to 2012 fires that killed hundreds of employees, according to a new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO).
From the general (EHS leadership) to the specific (industry specific, that is), sessions that will be held at Safety 2013, June 24-27 in Las Vegas, represent both long-standing topics and emerging challenges.
It’s safety advocates v. DOT in long-disputed issue
March 15, 2013
A new battle in the long legal war over truckers’ hours of service (HOS) is taking place in a federal appellate court in Washington, D.C. today. Nonprofit consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is attempting to force the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to require what it calls “meaningful limits” on the hours truckers may drive – limits that Congress called for nearly 20 years ago, in an effort to improve transportation safety.
National Safety Apparel has overhauled its FR high visibility line of protective clothing for 2013. The fabrics used in producing the hi-vis shirts and sweatshirts have been upgraded to be an even brighter, more visible shade of fluorescent yellow.
Could architects & designers collaborate in the U.S.?
March 15, 2013
The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has introduced a dedicated work at height information helpline for DIOHAS, the Designer’s Initiative on Health & Safety, whose members include professionals from the major architectural practices, other construction disciplines and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
I recently received the following inquiry: “We're getting ready to perform safety coaching sessions with some of our frequently injured employees. Do you know of anyone who might have a script to outline the dialogue?”