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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...

2014-05-19 04:20:56

LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and safety bodies unite to launch Health & Safety Week 2014 To celebrate the UK's 85% reduction in fatal accidents since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, the country's leading health and safety bodies are uniting to launch Health & Safety Week 2014, 16th - 20th June, at Safety & Health Expo and reinstate a positive image for this exceptionally worthwhile profession. (Logo:...

2014-05-14 08:26:23

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional safety society with more than 36,000 members, thanks its highest-level sponsors for supporting its efforts in promoting occupational, safety and health programs and initiatives throughout the year. "We are honored that such a diverse array of companies have partnered with ASSE," said ASSE President Kathy Seabrook. "Their support is vital to...

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...

2014-05-08 12:27:12

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional safety organization, released the second edition of its popular "Construction Safety Management and Engineering" book with updated standards and technical issues in construction. The first edition, printed in 2004, is one of ASSE's best-selling books. The revised edition will include construction standards adopted over the last 10 years, as well...

2014-05-05 08:24:24

DES PLAINES, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more companies shift to using safety management systems to monitor their occupational health and safety programs, the American Society of Safety Engineer's monthly journal says the potential they hold may be lost if not properly integrated or measured against set goals. The devil is in the details. Those are the warnings in the cover story of ASSE's Professional Safety, titled "Safety Management Systems, Comparing Content...

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...

2014-04-21 23:08:52

Succeed addresses taxi and limousine workplace violence and safety with their new Commercial Livery Driving training course. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Taxi, limousine and other livery drivers are an important part of public and private transportation, and can play a key role in transportation infrastructure in larger cities. Over one million for-hire trips are made each day throughout the United States. But the commercial livery business has above-average safety risks that...

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...


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