Sulfuric Acid: Safe Handling DVD Training October 3, 2013 No Comments
NEW for October 2013: Sulfuric Acid: Safe Handling Training DVD
As you may know, sulfuric acid is multi-faceted and used more than any other mineral acid. It is used to make products that enhance the quality of our lives. Things like paint, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and even paper.
But, when not handled properly, this reactive substance can [...]
New for October 2013: Workplace Violence: Looking Out for Each Other DVD Training
While mass shootings and national tragedies present workplace violence at its extreme, the truth is that most violence at work takes less severe forms. Workplace Violence: Looking Out for Each Other alerts employees to the less newsworthy, but damaging kinds of workplace violence, [...]
Nearly 90% of OSHA is Now Shut Down October 1, 2013 No Comments
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): OSHA will temporarily cease all operations except for those which relate to “emergencies involving the safety of human life or protection of property.” Two hundred and thirty staff members will continue to work at the agency through the shut down and will be able to respond to safety and [...]
A new study says current drug tests which don’t screen for synthetic cannabinoids (SC) are likely to be missing significant drug use — and users.
The study by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research calls for updated testing for SC, also known as [...]
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Walmart, Target, & others to loan $100m+ to Bangladesh factories for workplace safety September 23, 2013 1 Comment
As a result of two tragic incidents in Bangladeshi factories the last couple of years—the collapse that killed over 1,000 workers in April 2013 and the fire that killed over 100 in November 2012—Walmart has said they may loan $50 million to Bangladesh, according to Insurance Journal.
The loan, while still not yet a guarantee, could [...]
A man became essentially blind in one eye. Could he safely become an FBI Special Agent? The case was heard before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
First, some background on this case.
Jeremy Nathan had been an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. After noticing a change in his eyesight, a doctor diagnosed a detached [...]
A judge has sentenced to prison a former manager of the company that ran the Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners died on April 5, 2010.
David Hughart, a longtime Massey Energy official, pleaded guilty to two federal charges:
one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the government by thwarting MSHA inspections, and
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Loose Clothing Can Be Fatal: Worker killed in rotating shaft September 16, 2013 No Comments
Loose clothing can be fatal when it comes into contact with exposed moving machine parts.
California OSHA has fined Henkel Corp. $200,825 for seven violations involving the death of a 26-year-old worker at its Bay Point plant in April.
The worker, identified in local media as David Eleidjian of Antioch, CA, became entangled in the exposed rotating [...]