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FR Doc 2011-18755 [Federal Register: July 25, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 142)] [Notices] [Page 44338-44339] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [] [DOCID:fr25jy11-78]--------------------...

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HEALTH AND SAFETY NEWS | Tyre explosion killed waste yard worker | Health and Safety at Work - Health and Safety at Work magazine | HSW Jozef Trhan was repairing a multi-part split rim wheel on a large industrial waste-moving machine when the welds failed and the tyre’s inner tube ruptured.The blast caused wheel parts to hit him in...

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Cambridgeshire school fined over loft fall - Date: 26 July 2011 Release No: HSEe-31-11 An independent school near Huntingdon has been prosecuted after a teenager was injured when she fell from a loft space to the swimming pool changing rooms...
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Worker falls through roof light - Ploughcroft Building Services of Brighouse in Yorkshire has been found in breach of r.9(2)(a) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and has been fined £10,000 plus £10,937 in costs. The incident ...

Minerals firm failed to eliminate unsafe work practices

See all - A lone worker suffered serious injuries when he became impaled on the spikes of an industrial hopper grill.Plant operator Simon Lowe, 30, was working at Dupre Minerals Ltd’s factory in Newcastle-un...

WorkSafe gives 'heads up' on Echuca safety visits - 25 July 2011 A WorkSafe breakfast briefing for small businesses will be held in Echuca next Thursday, 28 July to provide employers with information on what to expect ahead of an intensive campaign ...

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis - WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding continued record temperatures:"Four weeks into the summer, the nation continues to experience record he...

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9 billion litres water a year wasted on business fires - 26/07/2011 A new research report commissioned by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) claims that 9 billion litres of water a year are wasted in fighting business fires and argues that the install...

Life Jacket Safety Tips | Safety at Home - Every year the statistics say the same thing – life jacket use could have saved more lives. Underwriters Laboratories tests personal flotation devices (including life jackets) to the most rigorous ...

Gas leak costs BP £30,000

Safety Network - Safety Resources, Safety Events and Safety News - Blazer's article - Published on 27 July 2011, 6:55 AM Last Update: 20 minute(s) ago by Blazer An independent school near Huntingdon has been prosecuted after a teenager was injured when she fell from a loft space to ...
safety_network - 26/07/2011 Hull Magistrates Court has fined BP Chemicals Ltd £30,000 for two offences after the company pleaded guilty to a leak of gas containing carbon monoxide from its plant at Saltend, just ea...

CN employee fatally struck on rail tracks in Ontario

DOE Goes Nuclear over PlutoniumPunctured Worker's Contamination -Occupational Health & Safety See all - DOE Goes Nuclear over PlutoniumPunctured Worker's Contamination DOE issued a $243,750 civil penalty to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions after a worker received a hand puncture from a sharp object ... - FEDERAL (Canadian OH&S News) A Canadian National Railway (CN) employee was[01/08/2011 08:52:31]

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killed after he was struck by a train while doing work on rail tracks. The fatal incident took place on July 14 at approx...


OSHA cites Jamesville, NY, lumber mill for 35 serious safety violations following worker’s death - SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited B&B Lumber Co. Inc. for 35 alleged serious violations of workplace safety standards following...

Float Plan Saved the Day -- Occupational Health & Safety - Float Plan Saved the Day The simple act of filing a float plan saved a group of 15 people who were rescued July 22 from a remote, uninhabited atoll in the Pacific Ocean by the U.S. Coast Guard cutt...

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hpandpsafety - W.R. Grace Sees Profits Jump The company hopes its Joint Plan of Reorganization to emerge from a decade in bankruptcy will be approved soon, and that its total asbestos-related liability will be $1...

Market analysts are beginning to think the US will avoid a default, but lose its AAA rating - “At this point, we’re more concerned about the risk of a downgrade than a default,” said Terry Belton, global head of fixed income strategy at JPMorgan Chase. In a conference call with reporters Tu...

Gigi's Cupcakes In Denver Robbed By Man With Syringe Allegedly Full Of AIDS-Infected Blood - Gigi's, A Denver cupcake shop, was held up Monday morning by a syringe-wielding robber. The robber claimed his syringe was full of AIDS-infected blood and would infect the cashier if she didn't com...

Nuclear Plant Operators Getting Flexibility on Fatigue Rule -- Occupational Health & Safety - Nuclear Plant Operators Getting Flexibility on Fatigue Rule NRC published an amendment to its fitness-for-duty rule, making it effective Aug. 22. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved...
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Raising the Bar on Crane Safety - Two fatal crane accidents in Queensland earlier this year have drawn attention to inadequate safe lifting systems currently in place. Industries and businesses making regular use of cranes should r...

Two companies in court following a major chemical fire - Two companies have appeared at Chester Crown Court following a major chemical fire in Crewe which sent aerosols rocketing into the air, At its height, the fire spread to cover more than 10,000 squa...

Council fined after crane jib brings down overhead power line - Northumberland County Council has been fined after one of its drivers had a narrow escape when a crane jib on the back of his lorry hit a 20,000 volt overhead power line at one of its depots. The i...

Yorwaste fined £20,000 for permit breach at landfill - Waste management company Yorwaste was last week (Friday 22 July) fined £20,000 for[01/08/2011 08:52:31]

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breaching its permit conditions at Skibden Quarry landfill. The waste company was also ordered to pay costs of £2,...



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