U.S. adolescents (< 18 years) experience a higher rate of job-related injuries compared with adults. Safety education is considered critical to the prevention of these incidents. To prepare middle- and high-school students for safe and healthy employment, NIOSH and its partners developed a free curriculum, Youth@Work—Talking Safety, built on a theoretical framework of foundational workplace safety and health competencies that are fundamental to all jobs.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week published an updated list of the safety recommendations associated with the agency’s 2019 – 2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements following the recent closure of eight safety recommendations.
Of the eight closed safety recommendations; four (P-17-003, H-15-020, A-09-092, and H-09-018) were closed with acceptable action taken, one (P-18-003 ) was closed with acceptable alternate action taken, one (M-16-028) was closed with a status of exceeds recommended action, and safety recommendation H-12-029 was unfortunately closed with unacceptable action taken.
Convergence Training / RedVector will seek to help commercial vehicle operators and the general public stay safe on the roads with 3D driver safety video courses
July 9, 2019
Convergence Training / RedVector, a Vector Solutions brand and award-winning producer of online safety training and learning management tools with a specialization in delivering 3D modeling and course animation, has released 13 new driver safety courses to inform employees about driving hazards and train them in safe driving techniques.
Our new self-closing EdgeHalt™ Adjustable Safety Gate makes it easy to protect your team from the dangers of an elevated guardrail opening. This one gate is flexible enough to fit a large range of openings, reducing the need to measure every opening within your facility. Plus, it's stocked and ready to ship within three days!
Automatic Transfer Switch, RDEC and Siemens’ Smart Wall on display in booth 907
June 27, 2019
Russelectric, A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announces that it will be attending the ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, held July 14-17 in Baltimore, Maryland. ASHE is a trusted national conference and exhibition for health care facility management and engineering professionals.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) performed a crashworthiness test last week on a Fokker F28 aircraft at the Landing and Impact Research Facility at NASA’s Langley Research Facility in Hampton, VA.
The Fokker F28 is a regional jet that is used on short to medium-haul flights to transport passengers from hubs to regional airports.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao delivered the keynote address at the 2019 U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Here is Secretary Chao’s speech:
Let me give a shout out to our Department of Transportation employees across the country who are watching this important Safety Summit from your offices.
Company works with Cal/OSHA, On-Site Consultation Program
June 24, 2019
When it came to improving their safety and health management system, a California materials technology company found that getting employees actively involved in moving toward a safety culture was a challenge. "For us, progress started with making small changes, gradually adding more changes once prior changes had been successfully implemented," said Angela Rayfield, Human Resources Manager of Luxfer Superform.
The pyrotechnics displays so popular during Independence Day celebrations pose serious hazards for the workers involved with setting them up and setting them off.
OSHA offers some safety checklists for employers in the fireworks industry:
After months of engineering and extensive testing, Malta Dynamics is pleased to announce its new Edgehog Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifelines. The Edgehog line meets ANSI standard Z359.14-2014 for a worker capacity range of 130-310 lbs.
“A leading edge self-retracting lifeline can be critical,” Malta Dynamics President Holland said. “If a worker goes over an edge, as the self-retracting lifeline contacts the edge and comes over, there is a potential the cable could break if it's not specifically designed for leading edge use.”