While safety experts campaign to get people to stop talking on cell phones while driving, Ford Motor Company is working on cars that will talk while being driven. Who will they talk to? Each other, according to Ford.
NIOSH researchers had to spend a lot of time in nightclubs, listening to music, for a recent study on noise-induced hearing loss. What they found is that a group of workers often overlooked when it comes to occupational safety and health is at risk for hearing loss and tinnitus.
In a recent summary of coal mine rescue training facilities, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health concludes that there is a deficiency in both the number and capacity of such facilities.
An instrument fitter who found himself out of a job after complaining about an unsafe crane lift will receive back wages and protection against more retaliation, in a settlement between the U.S. Department of Labor, his former employer and the general contractor who insisted on his firing.
Employees of Roytex, Inc. were exposed to electrical hazards, flaking lead paint and asbestos and other hazards, according to OSHA, which issued 18 serious safety and health violations to the Meridian, MS textile company. Proposed fines total $46,340.
Special impact inspections at more than a dozen mines last month found “persistently bad behavior” among some mine operators, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), which conducted the inspections.
The third OSHA visit was anything but a charm for Drive Power, Inc. of Newnam, GA. After being cited for health and safety violations during two previous visits, the company has earned proposed penalties totaling $79,350 as a result of its most recent inspection, in September of 2010.