by , on February 8, 2013
From time to time we receive questions/comments on published articles. One such case is an email from a “concerned worker” in reference to an article posted on the OH&S website in 2011 regarding the importance of PPE and it’s proper usage. I wanted to thank you for your article from 2011. You mentioned in your...
by , on February 6, 2013
It was “lights out” on the field at Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans. Attributed to an undetermined “abnormality” in the Superdome’s power system, the outage was “an embarrassment for New Orleans, which was hosting its first Super Bowl since 2002 and was eager to show off how it has been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina.”...
by , on January 30, 2013
According to an OSHA Regional News Release dated January 17, 2013, OSHA has issued “seven notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions found at the Battle Creek Veterans Administration Medical Center, following a safety inspection conducted in July as part of OSHA’s Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program.” Among the 7 notices were 3 repeat violations,...
by , on January 29, 2013
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by , on January 29, 2013
Homicide detectives investigate at Oakland campus of Carnegie Mellon University after Harold Taylor, a 59-year-old electrician, died while working on circuit breakers in a mechanical room.  From time to time workplace incidents can be considered homicide, manslaughter or other criminal acts. It is uncommon for this to occur without gross negligence.  In a few cases supervisors...
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