San Diego — The cases of a worker being killed and another suffering serious injuries while painting a mural on the side of high-rise building, an apprentice suffering injuries while working near power lines, a fatal trench collapse that resulted in another worker being injured, and an abrasive blasting incident in which a worker was fatally blasted with a hose were discussed Monday during OSHA’s “Most Interesting” Technical Session at the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo.
San Diego — Although most employers understand the effectiveness of leading indicators – tracking workplace conditions and events to prevent injuries and illnesses before they occur – they could use assistance with implementation, said Joy Inouye, lead researcher at the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council.
San Diego — Andrew Johnson is the new chair of the National Safety Council board of directors. Outgoing Chair Mark Vergnano passed the gavel to Johnson on Monday during the Opening Session of the NSC 2019 Congress & Expo.
San Diego — After 14,261 votes were cast for 111 products from 72 companies, the results of the 2019 “Best in Show” New Product Showcase Awards were revealed Tuesday before the Occupational Keynote at the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo.
San Diego — Growing up in the 1950s, Jim Sievert often accompanied his late father, Myron, on weekend trips to inspect Philadelphia street excavations. The experiences resonated immediately. Sievert knew in second grade that he wanted to be a second-generation safety professional.
San Diego — Parsons Corp. is the recipient of the 2019 Robert W. Campbell Award, presented annually by the National Safety Council to an organization that successfully integrates environmental, health and safety management with business operations.
Springfield, IL — Beginning July 1, hotels and casinos in Illinois will be required to have anti-sexual harassment policies that include, for certain workers, access to a safety button or notification device that alerts security staff.
Glasgow, Scotland — Construction project designers can create safer buildings and enhance their knowledge of common design-related hazards by using multimedia digital apps that help identify, prevent and mitigate risks to construction workers, researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University say in a recent study.