Posts Tagged ‘Safety’

Decline in Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Reported

BLS announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.9 in 2008.... [...]

OSHA To Hold Public Hearing On Walking/Working Surface Safety

OSHA will hold an informal public hearing starting January 18, 2011, on the proposed rule revising the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards to improve worker protection from slip, trip, and fall hazards.... [...]

OSHA Statement Regarding Lost Work Days for 2009

According to the BLS, the number of reported nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases that required days away from work to recuperate decreased by 9% in 2009 for private industry, state, and local government. (Note, this number reflects a decrease in construction and overall... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE/NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Parking And Public Perception

With the thousands spent on architecture to make a parking garage appealing, it becomes even more important to keep it clean and... [...]

Watch That Step!

You're much safer whizzing down the highway than walking through the entrance at work. So says Liberty Mutual's Workplace Safety... [...]

Study: Students Avoid School Toilets

Nearly 40% of secondary school girls reported ''holding it in'' so they didn't have to go to the toilet. And 16% of secondary school boys reported "bad things" happening in the toilets, making them wary of going in... [...]

Equipping Artistic Expression

Aggreko, a global company specializing in rental power, cooling, heating, and oil-free compressed air, recently played an integral part in what could have been an explosive piece of artwork.... [...]

HeatTrak Expands Distributor Network

The manufacturer of portable heated matting products has added four partners to its distribution... [...]

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Refrigerant Safety Standards

The 2010 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 14 new refrigerant blends added.... [...]

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Up?

This past week, there were two interesting elevator related news items. The first was a piece examining elevator rider body posture. The second explained the safest way to survive a free fall in an... [...]