Following the safety issues that have been plaguing Toyota vehicles, it was time to take a closer look at Toyota the company and not the car to determine whether some causal factors would surface behind the safety issues plaguing the automaker. Our investigative review looked at a number of federal safety reports as well as over 35 articles published in national and international newspapers since early 2010 and compared this information with Toyota's own environmental and sustainability report to get to the bottom of the causal issues.
- Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
- A Closer Look Under the Hood at Toyota - What Went Wrong
E/EL Pulverizer bottom ring lifting clamp - Case study
PurposeAlert customers on safety procedures when using the Babcock & Wilcox bottom grinding ring lifting clamp. ProblemThe Babcock&Wilcox lifting clamp is designed only to lift the bottom ring off the ring seating surface of the yoke and to position the ring back on top of the ring seating surface of the yoke, when the bottom ring is completely inside the pulverizer housing (see Figure 1).We have found that many customers use the lifting clamp to transport the used bottom grinding rings out of the...
Revolutionary advances in safer tube and pipe machinery can be a direct result of the evolutionary ...
It’s remarkable how fast changes occur in devices we utilize in our everyday lives. Living in an era of seemingly boundless innovation, new products are introduced and then continuously refined by driving forces such as competition, regulation, improved technology, liability, labor, material costs, and consumer demand. Amazingly, many life-defining inventions can progress from a creative inspiration, to something recognized worldwide in a single lifetime. Many people born in 1906 (the year the Wright Bros....
Construction site health and safety failures
As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing HSE failures and implementing measures to reduce risks and control common hazards. In line with this thinking, in an effort to help...
Don’t let your safety slip away
What’s at StakeThe banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of fatalities in the workplace that has higher numbers is motor vehicle accidents.What...
Heads up! Watch out if you’re working above others, walking below elevated work surfaces
If you’re working above others or walking below elevated work surfaces, you need to be aware of what’s happening overhead and around you at all times – you could be exposed to falling objects that could strike you. The possibility of being struck by a falling object is one of the reasons you need to wear a hardhat, safety glasses, a high-visibility vest and protective footwear when you’re working in these conditions. And by diligently following health and safety procedures, we can prevent...