Since the early 1980s, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has conducted a grim census, tracking reports of deaths from crashes of all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs. Now the body count has risen above 15,250, according to the agency’s latest annual report, with more than one in five of the deaths suffered by children under 16.
Workers affected by falls, struck-by injuries, overexertion
March 19, 2019
The expansion of the craft brewery industry is continuing at a rapid pace, leading to increased sales - and safety concerns at worksites. Although beer sales in the U.S. were down one percent overall in 2017, craft brewer sales were up by five percent, making that market segment account for an impressive 12.7 percent of the total beer market and more than 23 percent of retail sales of beer.
Justin Miller was 16 when he took his first ride on a recreational off-highway vehicle, or ROV. He came home missing a hand.
The powerful 1,100-pound machine tipped over and landed on the Northridge, California, teen, mangling his hand so severely that seven surgeries couldn’t save it.
At the time of the accident in 2008, similar reports of gruesome injuries and deaths were piling up at the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Radians®, Inc., a top-tier manufacturer and supplier of quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), recently launched over 50 new leather gloves.
The company has been aggressively expanding their hand protection line over the last four years, but the 2018 acquisition of Bellingham Glove™ and the introduction of their new leather glove line demonstrates the safety leader’s commitment to high performance hand protection.
VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announces a partnership with Kinetica Labs (based in Ann Arbor, Michigan) to incorporate video-based, sensorless motion-capture technology to its Humantech ergonomics software platform. Using artificial intelligence and computer vision, this new technology replaces time-consuming effort required to complete manual, observation-based musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk assessments in the workplace.
Workplace discrimination happens when employers treat employees differently due to factors like their race, age, gender or sexual orientation.
There are federal laws against such treatment in the United States, but it still happens. And, many people initially feel surprised after learning of the link between workplace discrimination and reduced employee safety.
In a landmark case, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has ruled that Integra Health Management, a social service employer, is accountable for failing to protect workers from workplace violence.
Integra was cited for safety violations following the tragic death of an employee who was stabbed nine times, then left bleeding on a front lawn after a December 2012 home visit to an agency client with a history of mental illness and violent criminal behavior.
VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, will showcase its growing family of software solutions at the NAEM Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase in New Orleans, Louisiana. Event attendees can test out VelocityEHS’ full suite of award-winning EHS solutions, including its new Humantech ergonomics software that uses artificial intelligence and sensorless motion-capture technology to accurately conduct ergonomics risk assessments to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.
According to OSHA, one in five deaths in 2017 were in construction with what it calls the “Fatal Four.” These are accidents in construction caused by falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in/between.
The first overlooked worksite safety practice is awareness. If employees are not made aware of the dangers they face in the workplace, the burden falls on management to ensure they do.
A more robust system of reporting workplace falls, overseen by a new independent body and a major review of work at height to consider the introduction of tough financial penalties for safety breaches, are just two of the key findings of a UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), led by Alison Thewliss MP.