An unusually large wave thwarted a fishing crew’s attempts to ride out heavy weather in the Bering Sea last year, according to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into the incident. No fatalities or injuries were reported when the commercial fishing vessel Progress was severely damaged north of Unimak Island, Alaska on January 26.
A towing vessel crew’s inability to close windows and doors when a fire began in the engine room nearly cost them their lives, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigated the incident.
Although miners with evidence of black lung on their chest X-rays are eligible to request a job transfer, few do so, according to a recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Black lung disease refers to a group of lung diseases caused by breathing in coal mine dust. The disease can cause severe problems like shortness of breath, and can even be fatal, but limiting exposure to coal mine dust can prevent it.
Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that 28 miners died in 2015 in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines, down from 45 in 2014.
One of the topics being discussed in the drafting of the ISO 45001 occupational safety and health management systems standard (due for final release in 2016) is culture – or more specifically “safety culture” and what the requirements should be for a “positive culture,” says Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP, president of ENLAR Compliance Services, Inc.
With over 63,000 visitors, the recent staging of A+A 2013, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, in Düsseldorf, Germany closed with a new increase in visitor participation (2011: 60,100) as well as a further rise in interest from international visitors.
Safety & Health Expo will run from 16-18 June 2015 at ExCeL London. The 2015 event has already gathered momentum with an unsurpassed level of industry support and over 300 health and safety manufacturers and distributors signed up to exhibit never-before-seen products to the industry across the three days.