Nine CEOs Recognized by NSC for Commitment to Safety

The National Safety Council (NSC) has recognized nine CEOs for 2015 for their commitment to safety. This recognition is part of the NSC “Journey to Safety Excellence“. The nine CEOs were said to really “Get It”

The list of the nine CEOs is:

 

Read the NSC press release



Occupations Most At-Risk in Fatal Overhead Power Line Incidents

A new study, published on the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) website, outlines the “Occupations Most At-Risk in Fatal Overhead Power Line Incidents: Using OSHA Data to Get a Better Understanding,”. Using OSHA data ranging from 2000 to 2011, Brett Brenner (President of ESFI) and James C. Cawley (Senior Member  IEEE). identify the following Industries to be most at risk:

  • Power line Construction
  • Electrical Work
  • Roofing
  • Electric Services (Utilities)
  • Ornamental shrub and tree services
  • Asbestos and lead paint removal services
  • Painting
  • Concrete Work

The occupations most at risk at:

  • Electrical power installers and repairers
  • Construction laborers
  • Supervisors: electricians and power transmission installers
  • Laborers, except construction
  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Roofers
  • Electricians
  • Truck Drivers

Download the complete 6-page document here.




First Aid Standard to be Revised

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ISEA ( the International Safety Equipment Association) has revised the first aid standard to include two classifications on first aid kits, class A and class B.

“Class A kits are designed to deal with most common workplace injuries, such as minor cuts, abrasions and sprains.”

“Class B include a broader range and quantity of supplies to deal with injuries in more complex or high-risk environments.”

Furthermore, first aid kits are going to receive a “sub-category” classification of I, II, III or IV for different types of work environments.

The idea behind the new standard is that first aid that are more tailored to the individual job site will allow for better and more immediate treatment.

The standard can be purchased from ISEA for $30 a copy; discounts are available on bulk orders. For additional information, contact Cristine Z. Fargo, ISEA director of member and technical services, cfargo@safetyequipment.org or visit www.safetyequipment.org.




National Safety Transportation Board 10 Most Wanted List

The National Safety Transportation Board (NSTB) has just released the 2015 most wanted list of transportation safety improvements. On the list for this coming year are:

  • Disconnect from Deadly Distractions
  • End Substance Impairment in Transportation
  • Enhance Public Helicopter Safety
  • Implement Positive Train Control
  • Improve Rail Tank Car Safety
  • Make Mass Transit Safer
  • Prevent Loss of Control in Flight in General Aviation
  • Require Medical Fitness for Duty
  • Strengthen Commercial Trucking Safety
  • Strengthen Procedural Compliance

You can download a complete list with explanations here.