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Prevent backover construction incidents with new OSHA website

December 6, 2012

On June 18, 2009, an employee in a work zone, wearing his reflective safety vest was killed by a dump truck that backed up and struck him with its rear passenger side wheels. The dump truck had an audible back up alarm and operating lights. On June 9, 2010, an employee standing in front of a loading dock facing the building was crushed to death by a tractor trailer backing into the same dock.


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The pain in Maine: 1300 workers hurt by violence on the job in 2011

September 4, 2012

A new Maine Department of Labor report indicates that more than 13 percent of healthcare workplace injuries result from patient aggression.


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Paper mill reaches a million safe work hours

How they did it
August 20, 2012

A Longview, Washington company is citing a “safety first” management philosophy and a company-wide change in culture for the dramatic improvement in safety shown in a recently released sustainability report.


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Too many “100% safe” inspections predict an unsafe worksite

February 21, 2012

The company Predictive Solutions recently published a White Paper on Safety Inspections, containing four truths of inspections. Safety truth #1: More inspections predict a safer workplace.


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DOT to hold emergency responders forum

August 31, 2011

In an effort to make sure emergency personnel have the information they need when summoned to dangerous pipeline incidents, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to hold an Emergency Responder Forum November 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C.


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