Distressing. Unacceptable. Mired in mediocrity. I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the essence of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) reaction last month to news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that a total of 4,547 workers died on the job in 2010 compared with 4,551 from 2009.
As they continue to execute an aggressive global growth strategy, Pelican Products, a leading manufacturer of high performance protective case solutions and advanced, portable LED lighting systems, continues to build its team with the appointment of two business development directors, Rich Cusolito and Jeff Wodrich as Directors of New Segments, and its lighting division with the appointment of John Hanwell as Director of New Product Development—Advanced Area Lighting Group (AALG).
Only a small proportion of companies assess cultural issues as part of their integration plans for mergers and acquisitions (M&As), according to feedback at Mercer’s M&A Ready™ workshops attended by senior Human Resource (HR) leaders globally.
The United States and the European Union share many challenges in preventing work-related injuries and illnesses – challenges that “weaken our social fabric and our economies,” said Dr. David Michaels, in a speech earlier this month to the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for improvements in cargo tank design and in driver training, after identifying both as factors in a 2009 Indianapolis truck rollover accident.
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, alleging that Full Circle Enterprises Inc. of Conroe, Texas illegally terminated an employee because of complaints regarding illegal drug use and a lack of proper respirators to protect employees from paint fumes at the facility.