How one manufacturing company “wins” at safety; a distracted train engineer causes a crash and the (extra) danger of “silent” heart attacks. These were among the top occupational and health stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
Over the past two decades, many leading organizations have achieved consistent improvement in injury prevention. On average, US private companies reduced their injury rates by 62% between 1994 and 2014. But those dramatic reductions in injuries haven’t translated into reductions in workplace fatalities, which dropped by just 34% in the same period.
The Industrial Bags business of Mondi in North America is doing something right. Its Salt Lake City plant cut its number of recordable injuries in half, from 6 in 2014 to 3 in 2015 and its Louisville plant is now approaching its third consecutive man-incident free year.
Muskogee (OK) firefighters are poised to obtain new technology from the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security, which will aid them in detecting unseen hazards. City councilors unanimously approved a $24,500 grant for the fire department to purchase a handheld radiation detector through Homeland Security.
The hotel that is the subject of a complaint filed by some of its housekeeping employees with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) was “quite surprised” to learn of the concerns in the complaint.
Housekeeping department employees of the Sofitel Los Angeles have filed a complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) alleging that they do not have the proper equipment to safely handle linen contaminated with blood or to remove used syringes and needles they encounter in guest rooms.
Company’s board makes “massive effort” to put safety at the top of the agenda
May 6, 2016
Winder Power, a leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, has been announced as a Gold award winner in the annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016, hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.