One month after ISHN published its October issue cover story on Tesla’s quest to have the safest factory in the world, Tesla’s safety and health practices were again in the news. On November 5, 2018, the Center for Investigative Reporting published an article, “Inside Tesla’s factory, a medical clinic designed to ignore injured workers.”
How would you feel working as the head of safety and health for one of the world’s most scrutinized companies? Your CEO is one of the most talked-about executives in the world. How many CEOs make the cover of Rolling Stone?
Reducing workplace injuries will be the focus of an Arbill Manufacturing Day panel discussion coming up in October that will feature ISHN Dave Johnson as a panelist. Johnson is the industry’s longest-tenured editor, with 31+ years’ experience leading ISHN. He and co-panelists Dave Blanchard of EHS Today and Jerry Laws of Occupational Health & Safety will share their insights on the state of workplace safety.
A contractor employee involved in an electrical explosion at Tesla’s Fremont factory has filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing the carmaker of a pattern of unsafe work conditions. The accident happened June 5, 2017, resulting in second and third degree burns over 36-year-old Son Nguyen’s body.
June is National Safety Month, an opportunity to help prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With this year’s theme, No 1 Gets Hurt, we are encouraging readers to think of at least one change you can make to improve safety this month.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators may never know why the driver of a Tesla failed to heed alerts for him to put his hands on the steering wheel in the minutes before a fatal crash.
The ongoing inquiry into the accident on U.S. Highway 1010 in Mountain View, California on March 23, 2018 has determined that the Tesla provided two visual alerts and one auditory alert for the driver to place his hands on the steering wheel more than 15 minutes before the crash.
Case Farms in North Carolina had 74 OSHA violations per 1,000 employees
April 26, 2018
The top online retailer in the world is also tops at being an unsafe employer, according to the “Dirty Dozen” list released yesterday by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH).
Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX and Tesla is a seriously strange and driven guy. That can be a good thing in some circumstances and even amusing if it’s your next door neighbor or crazy uncle. But when you own a major car company, it can mean workers getting hurt or killed. Last May we wrote about a report chronicling Tesla’s poor safety record.
Electric car maker Tesla is being accused of underreporting and mischaracterizing worker injuries at its Fremont factory in order to make its safety record appear to be better than it, claims a new report. Reveal, a news site from the Center for Investigative Reporting, says Tesla has been lowering its official injury count by classifying musculoskeletal injuries, toxic fume exposure and other work-related injuries as personal medical issues or minor accidents.
Among the articles in the September 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have detailed information on pandemic best practices and evolving technology, the pros to sustainable manufacturing, tips for reopening manufacturing facilities during COVID-19, and more.