A Dark Day for Arizona: 19 Firefighters Die in Wildfire

On June 30, 19 firefighters rushed to battle a wildfire in Arizona and lost their lives in the process. The Prescott Fire Department in Prescott, Ariz., confirmed that 19 members of the department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots died while fighting the 2,000-acre Yarnell Hill fire that ignited June 29. “This weekend, our state lost nineteen of its bravest firefighters in the wake of the Yarnell Fire, near Prescott,” said Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. “This fire is the deadliest wildfire in state history, and our nation’s deadliest in 80 years. The fire has also claimed the lives of more first responders than any single disaster since 9/11.” Brewer has ordered that all […]

Groups Demand Better Workplace Safety Protections for Massachusetts State Employees

Four days after undergoing surgery for a neck injury caused by years of lifting patients at a state hospital, Martha McNamara, a nurse, asked the Massachusetts legislature to pass a law that would protect other nurses from suffering similar occupational injuries. Joining a diverse group of workers, workers compensation insurers, occupational health experts and union leaders, Mcnamara testified before the legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, urging them to pass legislation that would require the state to comply with national occupational safety standards. While private sector workers are covered under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, public employees are not. Currently, a state law provides some safety […]

AIHA, ASSE and NSC Offer Support for OSHA and NIOSH Appropriations

In an unprecedented move, the presidents of three major EHS organizations – American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Safety Council (NSC) – jointly have appealed to the members of the Senate and House appropriations committees to ensure that NIOSH and OSHA at least are funded at their FY 2012 program levels. In a letter to the legislators, NSC President Janet Froetscher, ASSE President Richard Pollock and AIHA President Barbara Dawson noted that each day, more than 5,000 workers sustain disabling injuries on the job, 11 workers die from an unintentional injury and 146 workers die from work‐related diseases. The burden costs industry […]

Paterson, N.J., Contractor Faces $49,600 in OSHA Fines

OSHA has cited Paterson, N.J.-based R.E. General Contractor LLC for alleged repeat and serious violations of occupational safety standards found while workers replaced a roof on a commercial building. The general contractor faces a total of $49,600 in proposed fines following a December 2012 imminent danger inspection by OSHA’s Hasbrouck Heights Area Office. Two repeat violations, with a $46,800 penalty, were issued for exposing workers to fall hazards of approximately 50 feet while workers engaged in roofing work without fall protection in place. Workers also used an extension ladder that did not extend at least 3 feet above the upper landing surface. A repeat violation exists when an employer previously […]

Engaging Gears to Support Safety Culture, Continuous Improvement

The Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards are given to companies with exemplary performance in culture, compliance policies and procedures, and use of automation technologies to improve worker safety and productivity. Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration between EH&S and engineering to ensure compliance, worker safety, and productivity. For more information, contact Steve Ludwig at 440-646-4013 or email swludwig@ra.rockwell.com Engaging Gears to Support Safety Culture, Continuous Improvementhttp://ehstoday.com/sponsored/engaging-gears-support-safety-culture-continuous-improvementhttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

Make culture your foreign policy for improved workplace health and safety results

The Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards are given to companies with exemplary performance in culture, compliance policies and procedures, and use of automation technologies to improve worker safety and productivity. Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration between EH&S and engineering to ensure compliance, worker safety, and productivity. For more information, contact Steve Ludwig at 440-646-4013 or email swludwig@ra.rockwell.com Make culture your foreign policy for improved workplace health and safety resultshttp://ehstoday.com/sponsored/make-culture-your-foreign-policy-improved-workplace-health-and-safety-resultshttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

PureSafety Safety Management System allows Caterpillar® dealer to offer courses

The Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards are given to companies with exemplary performance in culture, compliance policies and procedures, and use of automation technologies to improve worker safety and productivity. Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration between EH&S and engineering to ensure compliance, worker safety, and productivity. For more information, contact Steve Ludwig at 440-646-4013 or email swludwig@ra.rockwell.com PureSafety Safety Management System allows Caterpillar® dealer to offer courseshttp://ehstoday.com/sponsored/puresafety-safety-management-system-allows-caterpillar-dealer-offer-courseshttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

Building track trenching and surface mining machines

The Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards are given to companies with exemplary performance in culture, compliance policies and procedures, and use of automation technologies to improve worker safety and productivity. Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration between EH&S and engineering to ensure compliance, worker safety, and productivity. For more information, contact Steve Ludwig at 440-646-4013 or email swludwig@ra.rockwell.com Building track trenching and surface mining machineshttp://ehstoday.com/sponsored/building-track-trenching-and-surface-mining-machineshttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

Stainless steel pipe manufacturer Bristol Metals created a better work environment

The Rockwell Automation Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards are given to companies with exemplary performance in culture, compliance policies and procedures, and use of automation technologies to improve worker safety and productivity. Special emphasis is placed on the collaboration between EH&S and engineering to ensure compliance, worker safety, and productivity. For more information, contact Steve Ludwig at 440-646-4013 or email swludwig@ra.rockwell.com Stainless steel pipe manufacturer Bristol Metals created a better work environmenthttp://ehstoday.com/sponsored/stainless-steel-pipe-manufacturer-bristol-metals-created-better-work-environmenthttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

AV suppliers work together to provide AV facilities for world hunger summit

UK PM David Cameron speaking at the Nutrition for Growth summit The event was co-hosted by the UK and Brazilian Governments in conjunction with CIFF (The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) and DFID (The Department for International Development) who employed event production specialists J Live to put together the technical side of the event. 100 Victoria Embankment, the head office of Unilever, was the chosen venue for the event with the main plenary session being staged on the 8th floor in their Skyline restaurant,  which was relayed to a further five breakout areas including the ground floor atrium and lower ground floor in-house auditorium. Much of the equipment was loaded into […]