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A 23-year-old worker at a company that produces concrete and brick pavers, masonry and retaining walls, died after becoming caught in a concrete mixer.
What harm could this driver’s inattention have caused?
Work-related hearing loss is most prevalent in the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
OSHA has ordered a company to reinstate a safety manager and pay him $190,000 in back wages and damages after he was demoted, censured and ultimately forced to resign.
Last fall, Congress passed a federal budget that allowed OSHA to have a one-time large increase in its maximum fines in order to adjust for inflation, since occupational safety and health infractions and penalties hadn’t increased since 1990. Moving forward, the maximum fines will increase annually based on inflation rates – as is the case for many other federal agencies
The anchor plate shown in this photograph has been screwed into a metal roof. It probably wouldn’t provide adequate fall arrest for a cat, let alone a worker.
The crash of a US Air Force C-130J airplane on Oct. 2, 2015 at Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan, which killed all 11 people on board, was caused by the unfortunate placement of a hard-shell night vision goggles case, which blocked the plane’s flight controls during takeoff.
The saying about some people thriving under pressure seems to be borne out by a survey of more than 400 advertising and marketing executives interviewed by The Creative Group, a marketing and creative staffing agency serving the United States and Canada.
Doug Dickinson, a managing consultant with a global engineering firm, is going to discuss the cost of musculoskeletal disorders to organizations, ergonomic risk factors in an industrial setting and how to control or eliminate these risk factors and costs.
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