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.
The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), California Highway Patrol (CHP), the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) are joining forces for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an additional 431,000 were injured in collisions involving distracted drivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
We all know some jobs carry a higher risk than others. Often when we start a job, task or activity we are aware and cautious of this risk. As time goes on, many of us become comfortable, with a false sense of security of the dangers associated with the task we’re undertaking.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) unveiled its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements Wednesday, calling it a “road map from lessons learned to lives saved.” The list focuses on 10 broad safety improvements on which the NTSB has made recommendations that have not yet been implemented.