VIDEO: Controversy Surrounds Cancer Causing Flame Retardants In Most Furniture December 3, 2013 No Comments
California’s change may help end use of fire retardants nationwide
For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California.
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OSHA says its permissible exposure limits for dozens of hazardous chemicals are out of date, but these days, it’s difficult to update its regulations. Does a recent fine against a fiberglass manufacturer signal OSHA’s way to get around this problem?
The Wall Street Journal reports OSHA has used its General Duty Clause to fine Fiberdome in [...]
I think it’s time that we, as a society, started demanding that employers and contractors who knowingly cause or contribute to deadly workplace incidents automatically be charged with murder or manslaughter.
Griffin Campbell is a contractor who was hired to demolish a four-story building in Philadelphia. He agreed to a tight time frame and a flat [...]
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(VIDEO) A Look Back: Women’s Hair Style Safety In WW2 November 19, 2013 No Comments
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Does Poor Safety Equal Poor Management? November 18, 2013 No Comments
Many high-ranking leaders in various organizations have been quoted as saying that poor safety results are an indicator of other poor management practices. In interviews with top officials, the majority indicated that they demand excellence in safety from contractors and suppliers for the very reason that they view poor safety results as a warning sign [...]
Any heavy, movable object can be a crushed-by hazard to workers, as this bizarre case involving a Texas cemetery shows.
Guadalupe Mendoza of San Juan, Texas, was killed when a five-foot tall tombstone weighing an estimated one to two tons (2,000 to 4,000 lbs.) fell on top of him.
A couple visiting the Hillcrest Cemetery in Edinburg, [...]
Workplace Safety Doesn’t Cost, It Pays November 13, 2013 No Comments
Work-related fatality and injury rates are declining nationally, indicating we are on the right track with prevention and incident management. However, there were 4,693 fatal work-related injuries and nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injury and illnesses reported by private industry in 2011, according to the most current data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor [...]
The former president of a Texas company that produced and sold caustic materials to paper mills will go to prison in connection with the deaths of two employees who weren’t properly protected from hazardous chemicals.
Matthew Bowman of Houston, former head of Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services (PACES), pleaded guilty to violating the Occupational Safety [...]