Weekly news round-up
Aviation accidents, workplace violence and the U.S. prescription drug epidemic were among the top stories of the week posted on ISHN.com last week.
NTSB: 11 second delay was difference between life and death
The probable cause of the crash of a business jet in a Boston suburb last May was a series of errors by an experienced flight crew, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said at a public meeting this week.
With wildfires causing considerable damage in the U.S. this year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has launched a TakeAction campaign that targets middle and high school students living in areas with wildfire risks.
A 29-year-old man working at a Brownsville, Texas bowling alley died when his shirt collar tangled in a defective pinsetter, strangling him as the machine twisted the collar tighter.
The third edition of the Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting is now available for companies to use for their 2015 reporting cycles. The Guidance provides a reporting process together with a set of performance indicators for sustainability issues in the industry, covering environmental, health and safety, and social and economic issues.
A recent Swiss survey of the working population shows that in 2013 over one million people suffered damage to their health due to their occupational activity. Eleven per cent of those questioned reported suffering from a health problem linked to their work (750 000 people) and 6 percent had been the victim of a workplace accident (316 000 people).
In a three-month period this year, health care workers at Bergen Regional Medical Center LP in Paramus were victims of violent patients in eight incidents, including one in which a nurse suffered a laceration and bruises attempting to stop an attack on a patient.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the launch of Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States, a new program to help states end the ongoing prescription drug overdose epidemic.
On Aug. 27, 2015, representatives from the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) attended the 4th Annual United States - China Workplace Safety and Health Dialogue meeting in Seattle, Wash.