Safety Awareness News

  • Coca-Cola Hellenic signs the European road safety charter

    Coca-Cola Hellenic has become a signatory of the European Road Safety Charter, a European Participatory Platform, initialised by the European Commission that aims at the reduction of road fatalities. The signing event, which took place on Tuesday 1 February in Brussels, was attended by the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport, Siim Kallas. Invitees and ...

  • AWWA, WEF sign collaboration agreement

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) today announced an agreement to more closely collaborate on programs, services and major policy issues. The resolution states that the organizations “resolve to support and lead as necessary an effort to develop a cohesive voice for the water community by encouraging collaboration between our members, ...

  • U.S., China sign agreement to establish center of excellence on nuclear security

    The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the signing of a government-to-government agreement with the People's Republic of China to establish a Center of Excellence in China to promote effective nuclear security and safeguards. U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) Chairman Chen Qiufa signed the memorandum of understanding, which was announced during ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Teaching resource puts young workers safety into the classroom

    Every year, young workers are critically injured or killed on the job. To help educate young people about workplace healthy and safety and prevent injuries, a new resource has been developed specifically for secondary school teachers. Health and Safety Teaching Tools is a comprehensive tool-kit designed for the classroom by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). This ...

  • Safe kids worldwide to award $400,000 in grants to improve pedestrian safety

    Grants totaling $400,000 will be awarded by Safe Kids Worldwide to participants this October for its pedestrian safety program called Safe Kids Walk This Way, now in its eleventh year. Program sponsor FedEx will provide the grant funding for local environmental improvements and recognition of International Walk to School Day. "Improved pedestrian safety in school areas is particularly vital," ...

  • Alberta’s new safety initiatives: What they mean and how to respond

    Responding to a recent deluge of scrutiny over its safety enforcement record, the Province of Alberta, Canada, is poised to take safety accountability and transparency to the next level. The Alberta government recently announced a series of safety initiatives that, if successful, will help the province ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Be aware of electrical hazards in office settings

    The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is encouraging employers to promote electrical safety this May, which is National Electrical Safety Month, by increasing employee awareness of the electrical hazards that may exist in an office setting. The modern office environment has changed dramatically in recent years as a result of new office technologies and an increased reliance on ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Vermont fifth-grader wins sun safety poster contest

    A fifth-grade student from Springfield, Vt. has won a national sun safety poster contest for creating a poster to raise peoples’ awareness to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet rays. The student, Kayla Thibideau of Springfield, won the 2010 “SunWise with SHADE” poster contest because her poster received the most votes out of more than 20,000 votes cast on-line between ...

  • Enhesa Brings Multinationals Together to Enhance EHS Audit Programs

    In response to the needs of their clients to maximize the value of their audit programs while minimizing the costs from a monetary and resource perspective, Enhesa created The Global Audit Partnership. In a recent survey conducted by Enhesa of 83 companies, over 75% said current economic conditions have resulted in decreased budgets for auditing. At the same time, 91% said that ...

  • A quarter of Greater Manchester construction sites fail safety inspections

    More than a quarter of the construction sites visited in Greater Manchester last week failed safety inspections. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors carried out checks at 163 construction sites in Manchester, Salford and Trafford during two days of intensive inspections. They issued a total of 56 enforcement notices at 42 sites, either stopping work immediately or requiring improvements ...

  • Fire leaders back plan to strike the right balance on health and safety

    Leading fire and rescue figures are backing efforts to strike the right balance between protecting fire-fighters and ensuring they can properly respond to emergencies. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has agreed a new policy statement with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the government's Office of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser (OCFRA). It ...

  • CH2M HILL wins ARTBA/CNA contractor safety award

    CH2M HILL, a global full service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, was selected as one of four winners of the prestigious 2009 ARTBA/CNA Contractor Safety Awards. Through this award, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and CNA Insurance recognize transportation design and construction industry firms who have achieved outstanding worker safety ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • BNA releases spanish/english bilingual safety talks, posters, and playing cards

    Specialized news and information  publisher BNA is pleased to announce the addition of Spanish/English    bilingual safety talks, posters, and playing cards to its EHS product  line. These bilingual materials help safety professionals build a comprehensive safety program by addressing the potential hazards most  likely to cause serious incidents in the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • E.ON signs Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion

    At the full conference of its works councils in Berlin on 5 November 2009, E.ON AG signed the Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion in the European Union for its entire Group. The company is thus committed to applying the principles of workplace health promotion (WHP) throughout the Group and is continuing its occupational safety and health practices in accordance with the ...


    By E.ON AG

  • OSHA supporting crane `safety stand down` day organized by members of Florida Crane Safety Alliance

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has joined forces with several construction organizations throughout Florida to actively support crane safety at construction sites in the state on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 a.m. EST. The Florida Crane Safety Alliance will conduct its first Florida 'Crane Safety Stand-down.' The stand-down will be a meeting ...

  • DNV and GFSI standard owners host workshop on the latest developments in certification audits

    To help food industry professionals better understand and get the latest information about the GFSI Benchmarked Standards, DNV is offering a low-cost, information-packed workshop on July 17 in Chicago featuring representatives from BRC, IFS, SQF and CIES. Food Industry professionals from across the US are invited to attend this one-day event to be held at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. 'This ...

  • Karza provides organisational assessment and audit services

    Karza Pty Ltd, an Australian owned consultancy, provides an extensive range of experienced auditing resources to help you run your business.Karza can assist you in developing, implementing and continually improving both your internal and third party management system audit programmes, including:•Risk Management (AS/NZS 4360);•Environmental Management (ISO14001); •Quality Management (ISO9001); ...


    By Karza Pty Ltd

  • Giving back to the small business community, one safety course at a time

    SafetySkills™ Direct allows small businesses to experience the benefit online safety training and a learning management system without having to purchase or install software. “Consumers have smartened up.  Whether you’re looking for online safety training or music for your iPhone, there are a million companies that all claim to be your end-all solution,” said Trey Greene, CEO of ...


    By SafetySkills

  • Affordable, small business safety learning management solutions, from noodleStream

    SafetySkills™ Direct allows small businesses to experience the benefit online safety training and a learning management system without having to purchase or install software. “Consumers have smartened up. Whether you’re looking for online safety training or music for your iPhone, there are a million companies that all claim to be your end-all solution,” said Trey Greene, CEO of ...


    By SafetySkills

  • EC to sign `safety pact` agreement with toy retailers and importers

    Tomorrow, European Consumer Affairs Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will sign an agreement with representatives of toy retailers and importers in a toy store near Brussels, as part of the Commission's drive to improve toy safety by engaging all actors throughout the toy industry. The signing ceremony will take place with Commissioner Kuneva and representatives of European Toy Retailers and Importers ...


    By European Commission

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