The operators of Legoland have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker fell from a walkway on a roller-coaster ride, breaking his shoulder and several ribs. Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, registered in Poole, Dorset,(UK) was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it investigated the incident at Legoland in Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire, on 1 June 2011.
Could architects & designers collaborate in the U.S.?
March 15, 2013
The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has introduced a dedicated work at height information helpline for DIOHAS, the Designer’s Initiative on Health & Safety, whose members include professionals from the major architectural practices, other construction disciplines and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
I was reading something yesterday where the writer described a person as being at that point in their life where they are saying, “been there, done that, is that all there is?” ISHN reader surveys have pointed out what’s already well-established: the EHS professional ranks are top-heavy with graying baby boomers beyond age 50.
Most women who are pregnant can keep working during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver. Others may need to cut back on their hours or stop working before their due date.
One in four fall-related deaths involve a height of 10’ or less
September 24, 2012
Although falls continue to be a concern, those just-released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures on 2011 U.S. fatal occupational injuries show that fatal work injuries in the construction industry declined to 721 in 2011 from 774 in 2010 -- a decrease of 7 percent.
For nurses who work long hours or other "adverse work schedules," the risk of obesity is related to lack of opportunity for exercise and sleep, suggests a study in the August issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Magnalight.com has announced the release of several new products. The WAL-JH-150LED-120/277V work light with ladder or scaffold mounting bracket joins its line of bracket mount LED work lighting solutions.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) yesterday deployed a four-person investigation team to El Dorado, Arkansas to determine the cause of an explosion and fire that severely burned and killed three workers.
Approximately 14,900 workplaces with above average numbers of worker injuries and illnesses recently received a letter from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
Among the articles in the July 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have advice on working in hot weather, explanations of ANSI/ISEA 138 and tethered tools standards, discuss indoor air quality issues, offer an essential guide to PPE suppliers, and much more.