Articles Tagged with ''safety''

NTSB: Curbside carrier growth outpacing safety oversight

Fatal accident rate is seven times that of conventional buses
October 31, 2011

A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows that oversight of the curbside bus industry has not kept up with the rapid growth of the increasingly popular form of transporation


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CSB: Oil, gas production sites hazardous to the public -- especially children

Board issues recommendations for improving safety and security at sites
October 27, 2011
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new study of explosions at oil and gas production sites across the U.S., identifying 26 incidents since 1983 that killed 44 members of the public and injured 25 others under the age of 25.


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Q&A: Honeywell Safety Products CMO John Montigny

October 27, 2011

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson interviews John Montigny, Chief Marketing Officer for Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) a $2-billion business unit of the Honeywell Life Safety Division of Honeywell, Inc. Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) acquired Sperian Protection in September of 2010 combining with the earlier acquisition of North and Norcross to form HSP. 


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All eyes on sustainability

October 27, 2011

Last week in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, AZ under cloudless cobalt blue skies and 90-degree temperatures approximately 500 senior level environmental health and safety professionals met for two days at the 19th Annual NAEM EHS Management Forum.


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ASSE goes global

Kuwait conference to draw attendees from around the world
October 26, 2011

It'll be the biggest event of its kind ever seen in Kuwait. More than 500 safety professionals from around the world will gather in Kuwait next month for the Sixth International Health, Safety, Security, Environment (HSSE) and Loss Prevention Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exhibition hosted by the American Association of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) Kuwait Chapter.


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UMW: Massey guilty of “industrial homicide” at Upper Big Branch

Mine security chief on trial for lying to feds
October 26, 2011

As the trial of the former chief of security at the Upper Big Branch Mine gets underway this week, the United Mine Workers (UMW) are calling the 2010 fatal explosion at the mine an act of “industrial homicide.”


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Five ways to increase the sense of urgency in safety

October 26, 2011

Many safety programs never really get off the ground, despite being well-planned and well-intentioned. They are unable to overcome the inertia in the organization.


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PureSafety recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s Fast 500 List

Experiences 164 percent growth over five-year period
October 26, 2011

PureSafety, the leading provider of workforce health and safety software, has ranked for the fourth consecutive year on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.


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Sorry, Mitt, corporations are not people

October 26, 2011

Last August while trolling for votes at the Iowa State Farm, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney created a media stir when, egged on by an irate protestor, said, “Corporations are people, my friend.”


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Snapshot of day in the life of an EHS pro

October 26, 2011

More than 40% of the environmental health and safety pros we surveyed this past September for ISHN’s 27th annual White Paper Reader Survey expect to work longer hours and take on more job-related distress in 2012.


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