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Unable to Trust Local Officials, These West Virginians Decided to Do Something Extraordinary

Unable to Trust Local Officials, These West Virginians Decided to Do Something Extraordinary | QuestOHS11026 | Scoop.it
When government breaks down, citizens rise up. (What do you do when the municipal water supply is poisoned with mining chemicals? HARVEST THE RAIN!
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This is an awesome thing that the community has done when the government that is meant to support them, doesn't believe what they say. 

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2 rescued from mine accident - News - The Citizen Standard

2 rescued from mine accident - News - The Citizen Standard | QuestOHS11026 | Scoop.it
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Today - the mine roof falls in, 2 Injured...

Tomorrow - same incident, fatalities occur.....

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Mistakes that Take Life out like a Light

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Mistakes that Take Life out like a Light. Read about a recent case where a company in Essex seriously flouted the Health and Safety Law.

Via David Cant CMIOSH
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This is just a sad story about how safety of all personnel can stop a serious injury or in this case, a fatality.  

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Heavy Equipment Disasters - YouTube

Krystal Morris reports: The death toll in Monday's coal mining accident at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Comfort, W.Va., has risen to 25 as authorities contin...
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This one of the most breath-taking videos I have ever seen and all of those accidents could have been prevented one way or another.

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More workplace deaths in first two months than same period in 2013 - Channel News Asia

More workplace deaths in first two months than same period in 2013 - Channel News Asia | QuestOHS11026 | Scoop.it
Channel News Asia More workplace deaths in first two months than same period in 2013 Channel News Asia SINGAPORE: There are 12 workplace deaths so far this year, compared to eight during the same period last year, said Acting Minister for Manpower...
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This is something I don't ever want to be apart of. There are valuable lessons to learnt from the mistakes that Singapore has made including bad judgements, bad "calls", such as companies not following up on procedures being taken out and following clear instructions to protect the company and it's employees. 

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Coal Miners Say They Were Surveilled, Harassed After Making Safety Complaints - Huffington Post

Coal Miners Say They Were Surveilled, Harassed After Making Safety Complaints - Huffington Post | QuestOHS11026 | Scoop.it
Coal Miners Say They Were Surveilled, Harassed After Making Safety Complaints
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It isn't uncommon for a miner to feel pressured to keep quiet about dangers on the job.
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One word - WOW. 

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Revealed: The unnecessary safety measures wasting business’ time and money

A new survey has revealed the lengths some small firms mistakenly go to trying to comply with health and safety. One business completed a risk assessment for using a tape measure and another introduced written guidelines for walking up stairs.

 

These bizarre and unnecessary actions were uncovered by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is encouraging small and medium sized employers to use its free online tools and guidance, specifically designed to help them get their risk management right.


Via HealthSafety
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It's just a surprise that businesses are putting money towards Health and Safety. It is a good thing, but there has to be some sort of line, right?

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Heavy machinery accidents, mishaps and other interesting mining photos - YouTube

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This is absolutely incredible. Preventable accidents and accidents just waiting to happen. 

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Investigators treat Moura mine rock fall as 'very serious'

Investigators treat Moura mine rock fall as 'very serious' | QuestOHS11026 | Scoop.it
SPECIALIST government mines inspectors are leading the investigation into a rock fall incident at a central Queensland coal mine at the weekend.
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This is just something that I heard about and this is where my step-mum works, just thought that I would share this...Would've loved to have know what the outcome was! 

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Heavy machinery accidents, mishaps and other interesting mining photos

Amazing pictures of super heavy machinery working in extreme conditions at the Stockton mine in New Zealand. Royalty free music from teknoaxe, visit the webs...
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There are times when mishaps happen, but most if not all can be prevented in some way shape or form. Just being slack in not looking at the full picture, can cost you more than just money, it could also cost a life. 

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