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Five Safety Lessons Learned from the Sinking of the Titanic

Headlines about catastrophes, accidents and fines related to safety performance grab our attention, and there often is more than enough finger-pointing to go around.
April 15th marks the 103rd year anniversary of a major maritime catastrophe: the sinking of the Titanic, arguably one of the most talked about safety tragedies of 20th century. The sinking of […]

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Five Safety Lessons Learned from the Sinking of the Titanic

Headlines about catastrophes, accidents and fines related to safety performance grab our attention, and there often is more than enough finger-pointing to go around.
April 15th marks the 103rd year anniversary of a major maritime catastrophe: the sinking of the Titanic, arguably one of the most talked about safety tragedies of 20th century. The sinking of […]

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Five Steps to Conducting an Effective Ergonomic Risk Assessment

Conducting an ergonomic assessment is a foundational element of the ergonomics process. Your ergonomics improvement efforts will never get off the ground without being able to effectively assess jobs in your workplace for musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors.
Systematically conducting ergonomic risk assessments gives you a clear view of the risk present in your workplace. This […]

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Family Sues, Claiming Excessive Overtime Caused Worker’s Death

The family of a man who worked at a slaughterhouse is suing his former employer, claiming excessive overtime hours doing strenuous work in cold conditions contributed to his death.
The family of Bao Min Cheng filed the suit against Hallmark Poultry Processor Ltd. in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada.
The lawsuit says Cheng died […]

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Top 10 Tuesday: Week of April 5th

Forklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is … Continue reading

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Metal Ladder Touches Electric Line; Worker Dies, OSHA Issues Fine

Calling the situation “blatant disregard for worker safety,” OSHA has fined an out-of-business roofing contractor in connection with an electrocution last year.
OSHA issued one willful and four serious violations to Kolek Woodshop Inc. of Creighton, PA, following an investigation triggered by the death of roofer Andrew Sakala Jr. The violations total $67,900 in fines.
Sakala […]

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The Most Common Safety Excuses

If you’ve been a safety professional for any amount of time, you could probably write a book based on the excuses you’ve heard regarding why a worker or a company failed to adhere to safety rules and regulations. The excuses range from ignorant to absurd – from entertaining to frightening – yet, day after day, […]

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