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Ototoxicants – chemicals that can cause hearing loss and balance issues when inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin – are found in certain pesticides, solvents and medications, and the risk of their adverse effects increases when workers are exposed to elevated noise levels, OSHA cautions in a Safety and Health Information Bulletin published March 8.
Law enforcement officers have a nonfatal injury rate nearly three times higher than the general workforce – with “assaults and violent acts” against them the leading cause – according to a recent NIOSH study.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for input on how existing regulations for commercial motor vehicles may need to be changed, updated or eliminated to further the safe testing and deployment of CMVs equipped with automated driving systems.
A man has died after being hit by a tractor on a Powys farm, and the police are now investigating with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Police were called to reports of a collision between a tractor and a man at Llanfair Caereinion at around 11.30am on Tuesday (27 March).
Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that the man’s family has been informed.
Ezitracker has won 3rd place for their popular remote worker management software in the 2018 Tomorrow’s Health & Safety Awards.
Now in their fourth year, the THS Awards celebrate some of the industry’s finest innovations as well as time-tested solutions. The Top 50 products and services were selected for their innovation, safety, style, and sustainable qualities. Over three months, thousands voted for the product or service that they believe should be recognised for making an outstanding contribution to the industry.
OSHA has cited Blackwood-based AP Construction Inc. for safety violations following fatal injuries suffered by an employee while working on a Camden waterfront construction project.
Upon inspection, OSHA determined that an improper lifting device was used to place steel sheet piles for an elevator at the Camden Tower Project.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins Sunday, April 1, and the National Safety Council is urging legislators across the country to observe by enacting comprehensive laws to further prevent distracted driving injuries and deaths.
The NSC believes a full ban on use of electronic devices while driving is the best way to keep drivers safe. While many states have implemented partial distracted driving laws, data collected by NSC shows that other states are behind in addressing the issue.
The Kerslake Report, an independent, comprehensive investigation of the preparedness for and emergency response to a suicide bomber’s attack on Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017, was published on March 27. It revealed that the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service took nearly two hours to respond following the explosion, which killed 22 people and injured more than 100 others. About 14,000 people, mainly teenagers and their family members, attended the concert.