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Wipe the slate clean

That’s what most companies do after a fatality
October 2, 2013
This censorship brought to mind what several safety and health managers have told me over the years. “A fatality typically leads to a stand-down with its temporarily high safety focus that in time fades back into leadership’s multi-cultural reality.”


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Eliminating construction’s “Fatal Four” would save hundreds of lives

Falls down, but still at top of list
March 25, 2013

OSHA says that if the construction industry focused on eliminating the top four causes of fatalities among workers, 410 worker fatalities a year could be prevented.  Out of 4,114 worker fatalities in private industry in 2011, 721 (17.5 percent) were in construction.


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Limits on truckers hours being fought in court

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.


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25 percent of fatal falls at work involve a fall of 10 feet or less

Falls over 30' cited in 25 percent as well
March 11, 2013

Fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, or about 14 percent of all fatal work injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Falls to lower level accounted for 541 of those fatalities.


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Cultures of safety

Preventing serious injuries and fatalities
March 6, 2013
Accidents don’t just happen within a Culture of Safety.


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Number of Minnesota workplace fatalities falls

Farming, ranching most dangerous occupations in state
March 1, 2013

Minnesota experienced a significant drop in workplace fatalities in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS). Preliminary data from the BLS's Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that there were 60 fatalities from work injuries in Minnesota in 2011.


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Study finds problems with OSH sustainability reporting

February 12, 2013

A study by the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) reveals troublesome gaps and a lack of transparency in occupational safety and health (OSH) sustainability reporting among organizations rated highly for sustainability performance.


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Oil, gas “safety stand-down” runs through Feb. 28

January 28, 2013

A “safety stand down” to promote safety and health practices at oil and gas exploration and production sites in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas continues through Feb. 28. The program is an initiative by OSHA and the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network, more commonly known as STEPS.


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Revised A10.32 Standard details construction fall protection

January 22, 2013

The revised ANSI/ASSE A10.32 Standard ‘Personal Fall Protection for Use in Construction and Demolition Operations’ released last week contains new equipment criteria, providing minimum guidelines for fall protection equipment, to establish performance criteria for this equipment in construction and demolition and to make recommendations for use and inspection.


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NIOSH focuses on oil, gas worker safety

December 11, 2012

A dramatic increase in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. has been accompanied by a rise in the fatality rate among industry workers, according to NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard, who says a new NIOSH study finds a direct relationship between the number of drilling rigs and the industry’s fatality rate.


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