Weekly Safety News Roundup – April 11, 2014

In the “What did you say?” category A manufacturer was cited for multiple items “Four serious violations include equipping exit doors with sliding locks that could prohibit employees from leaving the facility quickly; not providing proper hand protection; failing to establish a noise testing program; and not training employees on the hazards of excessive noiseContinue reading “Weekly Safety News Roundup – April 11, 2014”

Weekly Safety Roundup – Easter Weekend

I am a little late getting this one together, but without further ado here is what I have found interesting in safety news this week. In the “Lockout is for everyone” category A bowling alley was cited by OSHA after a fatality where a mechanic was caught in a pin setter mechanism. The premise ofContinue reading “Weekly Safety Roundup – Easter Weekend”

Weekly Safety News Roundup – May 28, 2015

This week had plenty of safety news but only a couple really got my attention. Some of the stories that seemed to be new news, was really just week old safety information other media outlets finally got their hands on. There were many stories (not really remarkable) about lockout tagout and machine guarding. These twoContinue reading “Weekly Safety News Roundup – May 28, 2015”

Weekly Safety News Recap – March 21, 2015

Here are a few news stories that I felt were interesting from this week. In the “You Mean OSHA Can Do That” category: A federal court has banned a company from performing construction and excavation work. After repeated violations that seemed not deter this this company from protecting its employees, the court told the companyContinue reading “Weekly Safety News Recap – March 21, 2015”

Weekly Safety News Roundup – Pi Day 2015

Here is the safety news that I thought was particularly interesting this past week. In the “common theme” category Thee incidents involving a fork truck. The first is due to an explosion from a combustion engine forklift entering a restricted area. The second one is a fork truck driver that was trapped under a load.Continue reading “Weekly Safety News Roundup – Pi Day 2015”

Legal Update: Kinesio Tape & Recordkeeping

I found two interesting news items in the March 2015 Issue of Safety and Health from the National Safety Council. The first is a new letter of interpretation in regards to the use of Kinesio Tape. The interpretation includes kinesio tape as medical treatment, therefore a recordable when used. Many companies use kinesio tape forContinue reading “Legal Update: Kinesio Tape & Recordkeeping”