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2014-05-19 23:12:52

Succeed addresses fall protection safety by creating a new Fall Protection Training. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Last month, it was reported that a building contractor in Oklahoma City was cited by OSHA for serious repeat violations and was proposed a fine of over 90,000 dollars. The OSHA inspection, which occurred in November of 2013, found that the company “failed to protect workers from dangerous falls and other serious hazards.” The company was previously cited for the same violations...

2014-05-16 12:20:52

Designation brings total Delta sites to receive U.S. Agency's highest recognition for workplace safety to 16 CINCINNATI, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration today recognized Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) customer engagement call center in Cincinnati as its newest Voluntary Protection Programs Star site. Delta -- the first major airline participant in the VPP program -- now operates 16 locations across the United States with the Star...

2014-05-14 23:15:40

TRA (http://www.industrysafe.com) is pleased to announce the release of Version 5.4 of its IndustrySafe Safety Management Software. IndustrySafe Software provides organizations with web-based safety data management tools including key safety performance metrics, incident and OSHA recordkeeping, inspections, training tracking, hazards, behavioral based safety, and more. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 TRA (http://www.industrysafe.com) is pleased to announce the release of Version 5.4...

2014-05-13 16:23:50

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA is again advising all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness by taking precautionary measures. Beginning today, temperatures are expected to be 15 to 25 degrees above normal in both northern and southern California. The National Weather Service also issued heat advisories for the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey Bay and San Diego regions that will be in effect through most of this week. "Cal/OSHA...

2014-05-12 23:11:36

Construction Industry Employers and Workers Urged to Conduct Fall Prevention Training Activities during the Week of June 2-6, 2014 Dublin, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is inviting construction industry employers and workers to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Safety Stand-Down during the week of June 2-6, 2014, to help raise awareness about the hazards of falls, which account...

Job-Related Deaths In US Are Too High Despite Improved Work Conditions
2014-05-09 12:56:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While working conditions in the United States have improved dramatically since Upton Sinclair’s 1906 classic The Jungle, recent years have seen a flatlining of a decades-long trend toward declining mortality at work and work-related illness or injury – according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. The report, from the country’s largest federation of labor unions, was based on the most current information on workplace fatalities and...

2014-04-30 08:36:08

KBE has legacy of jobsite safety awards, honors BRIDGEPORT, Conn., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA, Bridgeport Area Office (BptAO) and the Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ConnOSHA) have entered into a new partnership with KBE Building Corporation (http://kbebuilding.com/) promoting jobsite safety and health. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140429/82025 ) Developed specifically for KBE, the...

2014-04-28 23:11:06

Succeed addresses forklift safety by creating a new Forklift Operator Training. Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are an integral part of many organizations’ daily operations. Operating forklifts can be extremely dangerous, especially if the operator is not properly trained. This is why OSHA requires organizations to implement training programs to educate forklift operators, and to ensure they are operating forklifts properly...

2014-04-22 08:28:02

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is proud to announce Stefan Bright as the winner of the 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication for his role in establishing a field manual, training and standards that reduced fatalities among professional window washers by 30 percent over the last two decades. Given in honor of the 146 victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City, ASSE's Triangle...

2014-04-17 16:21:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA cited Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) today for willful serious safety violations that resulted in two workers being killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last October. The citations carry proposed penalties totaling $210,000. Cal/OSHA issued the citations for three willful serious violations after its investigation found the following: -- The two workers who were killed, Christopher D. Sheppard and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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