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  • Companies warned to prevent falls from vehicles following fatal incident in UK

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning employers that they must ensure the safety of drivers who load and unload goods. This follows an incident where HGV driver Nigel Sargeant, age 46, of Boston fell 15 feet from his trailer and suffered fatal head injuries. Saint Gobain Building Distribution Ltd were fined a total of £120,000 and ordered to pay £51,000 costs by Lincoln Crown Court ...

  • Webinar: Streamlining Incident and Investigation Management

    Managing incidents and investigations can be a time consuming, manual task. Particularly if you are relying on paper-based systems or inefficient spreadsheets that make collating and sharing information among business units cumbersome and prone to error. The bright side is that there is an easier way. Watch this webinar and learn: How to leverage software to centralize your incidents and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA exposes safety and health hazards at construction sites through no-notice incident prevention campaign

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has concluded its 2012 "Construction Incident Prevention Initiative," during which it issued 243 citations and assessed a total of $658,862 in proposed fines to companies on construction sites throughout the agency's Philadelphia Region. The four-month campaign included 545 no-notice inspections focused on falls, ...

  • Risk management, prevention and safe resolution of incidents key to appropriate oil exploration, says visiting Norwegian industry advisor

    Taking lessons from international oil exploration incidents, visiting global industry advisor Stig Christiansen says appropriate risk management, prevention and mitigation can reduce risks of oil well disasters.  Mr Christiansen is CEO of add energy, the Norway-based global well-blowout and disaster mitigation experts, and was in Wellington to open the company’s new office and deliver ...


    By add novatech

  • For a faster, more confident response to incidents - online or offline

    Report incidents and near misses when and where they occur – on the shop floor, in the warehouse, on the rig - or in any location. Safe in the knowledge the incident report is robust, the Rivo Incidents app helps you progress investigations and implement corrective actions faster. Key features include: ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • With deadline for OSHA logs approaching, clamp down on incidents

    The deadline to submit recordkeeping paperwork and logs to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is quickly approaching, so if you're an employer and you're scrambling to get all of these items together before February 1, you're not alone. One thing to make sure of as the deadline nears is that your company's safety record remains spotless, and that you don't experience any ...

  • Loss prevention via Cameras

    Imagine your safety system announces a flame-detector alarm at a pumping station miles from the nearest worker. You need to investigate the incident. How serious is the incident? Is your suppression system operating as it should? A strategically positioned xWatch camera viewing the same process area as the X-Series optical flame detector helps you answer these questions. A remote digital video ...

  • Shropshire farmer fined over River Teme pollution incident

    On 14 August 2013, Shropshire farmer Stephen David Small, pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates’ Court to causing the discharge of polluting matter, namely cattle slurry, into the River Teme at Steventon, near Ludlow, without an environmental permit. The 45 year old from Steventon Manor Farm, Ludlow was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £1,250 in costs.  The charge was ...

  • Energy Institute to unveil new `Learning from Incidents` tool at safety conference

    On 6-7 October, the Energy Institute (EI), in partnership with the Stichting Tripod Foundation, will host a conference in Aberdeen on 'Human factors application in major hazard industries'. This event will showcase the EI's new Hearts and Minds - Learning from Incidents tool, a unique resource to help companies engage staff to improve learning practices. Effective learning from ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • NCEC help emergency services with large scale incident excercise

    Two of NCEC’s Emergency Responders, John Wilkinson and Tom Baker, attended Operation Rosedale, a major, multi-agency exercise simulating the derailment of a passenger rail carriage and a dangerous goods train carrying molten phenol. The excercise was organised by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and also involved the NCEC, Network Rail, British Transport Police, Nottinghamshire ...

  • Two Idaho Falls, Idaho, area mechanics fatally crushed in separate incidents

    Two workers in the Idaho Falls area were killed in separate incidents when the vehicles they were working under fell from their makeshift supports and crushed them. The incidents occurred within a two-week period and within three miles of one another. Since Sept. 1, 2014, five of the nine workplace deaths in Idaho involved workers who were crushed under or by vehicles. A mechanic performing ...

  • NIH Study Offers Insight into Why Cancer Incidence Increases with Age

    The accumulation of age-associated changes in a biochemical process that helps control genes may be responsible for some of the increased risk of cancer seen in older people, according to a National Institutes of Health study. Scientists have known for years that age is a leading risk factor for the development of many types of cancer, but why aging increases cancer risk remains unclear. ...

  • Environment key to preventing childhood disabilities

    The United States government would get a better bang for its health-care buck in managing the country's most prevalent childhood disabilities if it invested more in eliminating socio-environmental risk factors than in developing medicines. That's the key conclusion of Prevention of Disability in Children: Elevating the Role of Environment, a new paper co-authored by a Simon Fraser University ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The World`s First Open App for Reporting Safety and Quality Incidents

    Collection of data related to actual or potential incidents regarding HSE (health, safety and environment) or quality (HSEQ) is, at present, challenging and difficult. The result is that important data is not captured and taken hold of, which in turn causes unnecessary incidents that cost the public and the private sector a huge amount of money, and that expose employees to unnecessary risk. A ...


    By Mellora

  • OSHAssociationUSA Announces 2015 Winners of Zero Incident Workplace Safety Award

    The OSHAssociationUSA  is happy to announce the 2015 winners of the safety industries most coveted award- The Zero Incident Workplace Safety Award. The award winning ceremony will take place in the evening of the first day of the safety conference and exhibition, July 15-17, 2015 at the Norris Conference Center, in Houston Texas. OSHAassociationUSA cause is to promote and reward companies in ...


  • EPA directs company to supply information in PA gas well incident

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed Chesapeake Energy Corp. to supply information in connection with the discharge of drilling fluids from a natural gas well last week in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the lead in responding to this incident, EPA staff is requesting by tomorrow, April 26, information on the hydraulic ...

  • Prevent Poisonings: Lock up pesticides

    EPA is observing National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21 to increase awareness of the danger to children of unintentional exposures from pesticides and household products. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to lock up products that could potentially harm children.    These simple steps can help prevent poisonings: Store household products in a locked cabinet or shed away ...

  • Report: Nuke dump fire preventable

    The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released Friday. The report also will detail deficiencies in emergency training and responses at the Waste Isolation Pilot ...


    By Associated Press

  • Preventing Outbreaks of Streptococcus pneumoniae Infections

    Until 2000, Streptococcus pneumoniae infections caused 100,000-135,000 hospitalizations for pneumonia, 6 million cases of ear infections, and 60,000 cases of invasive disease, including 3300 cases of meningitis.  Disease figures have improved since a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was introduced in 2001.   Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a type of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Prevent Waste From Drum Top Pumps

    When pumping from 205 litre drums you will always find liquids pooling on the top of the drum that need to be cleaned up and disposed of. If this liquid is allowed to overflow it can create a dangerous slip hazard. Spill Station Australia has released the Drum-Top Workstation that allows you to reclaim this liquid and avoid related OHS issues. The Drum-Top Workstation saves material, returns ...


    By Spill Station Australia

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