Is OSHA Is Doing Enough to Monitor its Own Enforcement Efforts?

This graphic from the GAO report illustrates the difference between federal OSHA and state-run enforcement programs in terms of total inspections, fines and violations. OSHA is responsible for overseeing occupational safety and health for more than 130 million workers. In about half the states, OSHA sets and enforces compliance with safety and health standards. The remaining states set and enforce their own standards under OSHA-approved plans. In fiscal year 2010, OSHA strengthened its monitoring of state-run programs following a dozen worker deaths between 2006 and 2008 on construction sites in Nevada, which is a state-run program. Both Congress and OSHA looked into Nevada’s program and found deficiencies. The […]

Massey Executive Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes, Implicates Don Blankenship

In the process of pleading guilty to two federal crimes related to the ongoing federal investigation of Massey Energy following the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, former Massey Energy executive David Hughart implicated former CEO Don Blankenship in providing advance warning when MSHA inspectors were arriving. A methane explosion ripped through Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine on April 5, 2010, killing 29 miners. Subsequent investigations have uncovered safety and leadership failings at Massey Energy prior to the incident. In federal district court in Beckley, W.Va., on Feb. 28, David Hughart, former president of Massey’s Green Valley Resource Group, admitted that he and others at Massey conspired to violate […]

Your Guide to Stress-Free Environmental Audits in 2013

Environmental audits can be very intimidating experiences for any EHS manager. You may constantly wonder if you missed something, or if a worker did something somewhere that they didn’t report and you never even knew about. “Stressful” is an often an understatement when it comes to environmental audits. So, how can we flip this situation around and start making the most of these events to improve our facility? Now that we’re well into 2013, it’s time to put the Auld Lang Syne spirit to work and start some new relationships off on the right foot, specifically the way you approach your environmental regulators and auditors. ERA Environmental Management Solutions’ team […]

Harris involved in digital signage rollout for Automotive Broadcasting Network

“We have more than 600 media players deployed, powering well over 1000 screens in 42 states,” said Jerry Daniels, president and CEO of Automotive Broadcasting Network. Honda of Superstition Springs in Phoenix is one location that has reported a rise in sales since increasing its in-house advertising efforts. The ABN network delivers customised, targeted content to the dealership’s showroom, parts boutique and service areas. This includes digital menu boards in the parts and service departments that offer price lists and customer discounts, as well as other promotional content and TV entertainment delivered via ABN’s flagship Dealer TV programming. “We spend between $75,000 and $100,000 a month on advertising, traditionally targeting […]

Audiologic appointed as UK distributor for Audac

The official agreement for the complete AUDAC product range was confirmed at the ISE show 2013. Mark Asselberghs, the export manager for AUDAC said: “It is very important for us that our brand is well represented to customers, and our products deserve the professional knowledge and expert support that Audiologic can provide. As a well established and trusted distributor in the UK audio install market, award winning Audiologic is the natural choice for a long term partnership with AUDAC.” Your Comment Cancel reply

Eclipse Digital launches digital menu board updated via Excel

The Embed menu board system is powered by Onelan digital signage media players (NTBs) and DCE software. This allows the NTBs to be updated via external sources and in this case, Excel spreadsheets. They are able display various types of content including HTML5, CSS3, video, RSS feeds, images, text and audio. As accredited Onelan advanced content design partners, Eclipse has developed a range of digital menu board layouts that include sushi bars, coffee shops and QSRs plus interactive touchscreen menu board content with table reservation functionality, all of which come with the ability to update content via Excel. Your Comment Cancel reply

Safety After the Fact

<![CDATA[ ]]>Bruce Houdek was tagging inventory in ThyseenKrupp Materials warehouse in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, on Oct. 14, 2008, when a co-worker, driving a forklift, failed to see him in the aisle. Houdek was pinned against a scissor lift that was parked in the aisle, his leg and ankle crushed and his pelvis broken. He would never fully recover. In Ohio, like many other states, laws discourage employees from seeking any compensation for workplace injuries beyond what is offered through workers’ compensation. In the case of Houdek, whose recovery stretched over years, this meant that his medical bills were covered through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, as well as a […]

Andy Lee is B-Tech’s new export sales manager for EMEA

L-R: B-Tech’s managing director Matt Bennett with Andy Lee Before joining B-Tech, Lee was the export sales manager for Premier Mounts. Lee said:  “It is expanding in all areas across the world, but my focus will be on the EMEA region, which has numerous and complex markets. I will be utilising my previous experience from within the mounting industry for B-Tech. “There is a youthful team at the company with lots of energy and ideas and that is what is required to stay ahead in this sector.” B-Tech’s MD Matt Bennett said: “We are pleased to have achieved something of a coup by being able to get Andy to switch […]