An evening out turned tragic when Christine Alexander made the decision to get behind the wheel of a car with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.14 (almost twice the legal limit). Alexander crashed her vehicle into her boyfriend, who was ahead of her on his motorcycle. He flew 65’ into the air, crashed onto her windshield and then landed on the pavement. He did not survive.
Thirty-six Illinois workers have died on the job since Jan. 1, 2016. That’s an average of one life lost each week in the Prairie State, and it represents a 28 percent increase in workplace deaths since 2013. Struck-by hazards and falls in construction and other industries combined to account for the majority of workplace fatalities.
The best way to reduce the risk of death from tractor rollovers is by using a special device called a rollover protective structure with a seatbelt. The image above depicts a tractor retrofitted with the NIOSH CROPS.
A worker is injured every seven seconds in the United States. The human and financial cost of occupational injuries is staggering. Direct and indirect costs of work related injuries exceeds $250 billion annually in the United States alone.
Dropped object protection (DOP) exists to protect pedestrians and workers during construction and demolition. However, the scope of implementation differs greatly from project to project or industry to industry.
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.
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.
Since beginning their training division over twenty-five years ago, Improv™ has mastered the art of blending humor and education. Backed by statistical research and a flair for edutainment, Improv TVS, Inc. announces the release of their latest safety training series Don’t Be a Derk—Making Safer Choices with international celebrity Pamela Anderson.