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.
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- A Closer Look Under the Hood at Toyota - What Went Wrong
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...
First Day of Winter – Cold Weather Work Safety Information
Today marks the first day of winter! Do you frequently work in cold weather environments? Working in cold weather can expose workers to environmental cold injuries. Hundreds of workers report cases involving days away from work caused by exposure to environmental cold each year.Environmental cold can affect any worker, especially those who work outdoors and are involved in support activities for oil and gas operations. Environmental cold puts workers at risk of: Cold Stress Slips Trips Falls These...
Seven safety tips for working in winter
When discussing workplace hazards that can creep up during the winter months, driving in treacherous conditions is often the first thing people mention but there are several other winter hazards that supervisors need to address with their workers. Here are seven things to consider: Cold stress: workers are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite while working outside in cold weather. They need to be given periodic warm-up breaks and be encouraged to dress in layers that can be added as required. Workers should...
Case study - Mazzei aeration system solves lagoon odors and high maintenance problems
The Problem: A large vegetable processing facility was experiencing problems with its lagoon surface aerators. The company’s treatment process includes a collection and screening assembly, two anaerobic stabilization ponds and a 40 million gallon aerated lagoon. The aeration lagoon is used for BOD reduction and polishing before the water is discharged to a near-by creek. Several surface aerators had been used to provide the oxygen in the aeration lagoon. However, the surface aerators were beginning to fail...