Excavator Incident Investigation Recap

Here’s an investigation recap of an excavator incident occuring in Canada.

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Protecting Workers From Robotic Devices

By Safety Management Group It’s a staple of science fiction movies: the robot that goes berserk and wreaks havoc on its human masters. Real life is not quite that dramatic, and today’s industrial robots may not be as capable as the automatons from the movies, but those robots are actually capable of causing injuries and damage. As U.S. manufacturers sought …

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Hand Trucks Recalled by Harper Trucks Due to Injury Potential

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Hand Trucks Units: About 292,000 Manufacturer: Harper Trucks Inc., of Wichita, Kan. …

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Bringing Behavior-based Safety to Construction

Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction On many construction sites, there’s an enforcer who is widely disliked. His mission is to spot workers who are violating the site’s safety rules and see to it that they are called out and penalized. This enforcer comes to be known by many names (some of which are …

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US Injury Rate Drops Slightly in 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20, 2011– The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics today announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2010 to a rate of 3.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.6 in 2009. Nearly 3.1 million injuries and illnesses were reported among private …

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Experimenting with Danger

Here’s a thought-provoking video detailing three significant laboratory injury events.

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Phillips Recalls EnergySaver and Marathon Compact Flood Lamps

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2011 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: EnergySaver a/k/a/Marathon or Marathon Classic Compact Fluorescent …

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Five Winter Workplace Dangers

By Safety Management Group When the temperatures drop, snow begins to fall, and ice starts to form, construction projects and other outdoor worksites can be more dangerous. While most of us recognize the inherent danger caused by slips and falls, there are other winter weather hazards that we may not immediately consider. We’ll examine five in this article. Winter driving …

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Solid Foundations for Scaffold Safety

By Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction They’re one of these most common features on construction sites and in industrial settings — and one of the most inherently dangerous. Workers take them for granted, failing to give them a second thought. They reach to impressive heights, but far too little attention is paid to …

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IOSHA Revises Residential Fall Protection Program

Indianapolis, September 30, 2011 — On June 16th, 2011 IOSHA published a modification to the implementation schedule for the Residential Construction Fall Protection Program (article). That document modified certain timelines contained within OSHA Instruction STD 03-11-002. IOSHA established a full compliance date of October 1, 2011 for the revisions adopted by OSHA in September 2011. The document also encourages employers to …

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