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Workplace Safety Tips: Learn From Violation of Health and Safety Regulation

A few days ago, OSHA released a citation report for Trachte Southeast LLC. The report mentioned 21 violations of OSHA’s health and safety regulation. All the 21 health and safety violations caused penalties totally US$85,140.

Trachte Southeast LLC is prefabricated and pre-assembled steel buildings manufacturer, which its factory located in Eastanollee, Georgia, US.

This case is a good example for learning safety and improving health and safety condition in workplaces. And today we will learn from that citation report and take chance for improvement. (more…)

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The Importance of Workplace safety Posters

safety posters for the workplaceWorkplace safety posters play an important role in effective safety communications, safety precautions and safety warnings to workers. Workplace safety poster is one kind of safety communication. Their applications in chemical industries are very common, where various potential hazards present.

Safety regulations and legal require the use of workplace safety posters. Generally, these workplace safety posters have to be placed in workplaces where hazards exist. They warn workers about specific hazards that accompany their jobs and naturally appear in such workplaces. (more…)

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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in The Workplace

slips-trips-fallsAccording to American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) journal article “Slips, Trips & Falls in Construction & Mining: Causes & Controls”, there are for factors that contribute to slips, trips and falls hazards in the workplace. They are workers, machines/equipments, works environment and management.

In addition, OSHA has released the top 10 safety violations for 2009 that placed scaffolding, fall protection and ladder in the list. They are directly connected to sources of slips, trips and falls hazards. (more…)

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Learn From High-Pressure Refrigerant Accident

t2-plant-explosionLast June 20, 2009, a maintenance worker was killed when a high-pressure refrigerant line ruptured and four other employees were injured, at a poultry processing plant in Lumberton, U.S (fayobserver.com). The refrigerant was ammonia. The Department of Labor then found some safety violations that lead to the accident.

At least 20 serious safety violations were found. These findings made the states to fine the company by penalties of $73,325. (more…)

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Cram Roofing Records Zero OSHA Violation

Cram Roofing, one of San Antonio’s largest full services commercial roofing companies, has received safety award from The U.S Department of Navy in conjunction with its achievement for zero OSHA safety violation at the job site recently. (more…)

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Chemical Plant Accident in October 2009

chemical-plant-accident-statisticIt is my strong intention to always present chemical plant accident stories in order to give you more inputs for safety improvements. I believe that many similar accidents had happened recurrently. But most of us do not aware about this.

According to OSHA report regarding top 10 workplace safety violations for 2009, violation number increases by 30% compared with last year data.

Read the story below carefully. Take important notes from these stories. And improve your safety system accordingly. (more…)

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OSHA Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2009

safety-violationsIn the National Safety Council annual congress and expo, OSHA has revealed the preliminary top 10 most-frequent workplace safety violations for 2009, as published by prnewswire recently. It is very interesting to attend to this report.

It was reported that an increasing of 30% of workplace safety violations, compared with the same time period in 2008. Let’s see the most-frequent top 10 workplace safety violations.  (more…)

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