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Workforce sees demand for occupational health and safety employees - Chron.com

Workforce sees demand for occupational health and safety employees - Chron.com | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
Chron.com Workforce sees demand for occupational health and safety employees Chron.com "The majority of students who come through San Jacinto's program are getting education gearing them toward entry-level positions," said Alfred Sustaita, program...
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It seems that businesses all around the world are realising safety assurance is priority as the demand for OH&S professionals is on the increase.

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East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death

East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two. Lee Woodhouse, of Wilberfoss, died from serious crush injuries when he was struck and then run over by a 27-tonne turf harvester that he had been using in a field off Feoffee Common Lane in Barnby Moor, East Yorkshire. The incident, on 20 September 2011, was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which prosecuted Turfgrass Services International Ltd., trading as Inturf, after finding a key safety system on the machine had been deliberately bypassed.
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Another sad example of insufficient OH&S policys leading to an accident, in this case a fatality. The safety cut out switch which should have activated as soon as the operator was no longer sitting in the seat had been disabled resulting in the operator being crushed to death.
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New Workplace Safety Office in Lafayette Offers Free Help to Small Business - KATC Lafayette News

New Workplace Safety Office in Lafayette Offers Free Help to Small Business - KATC Lafayette News | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
New Workplace Safety Office in Lafayette Offers Free Help to Small Business KATC Lafayette News Curt Eysink, LWC executive director says, "With more than 50,000 new and existing jobs in the oil and gas and construction industries projected in the...
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What a great service. It can be extremely difficult for some small business owners to unterstand the entiriry of their responsibilities when it comes to OH&S. Quite often they will be the only person in the business involved with OH&S planning. This service would provide these small businesses with invaluable guidance and assistance.
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Five Strategies for Handling Workplace Violence | Safety content from EHS Today

Five Strategies for Handling Workplace Violence | Safety content from EHS Today | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
Armistead Whitney, CEO of Atlanta-based Preparis Inc., offers tips for preventing and responding to acts of workplace violence.
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Violence in the workplace isn't the first thing you think of when talking about occupational health and safety. This article demonstrates its validity as a real danger and suggests some preventative measures.
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CDC under scrutiny for safety lapses

Safety and security problems put the head of the Centers for Disease Control under the microscope at a House hearing. Lawmakers questioned Dr. Thomas Frieden over concerns such as workers being...
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It's a bit scary to think that so many deadly viruses and bacteria were accidentally exposed to staff. The safety culture can easily become complacent in any workplace. This report is a frightening demonstration of the possible consequences of complacency.

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Workplace safety success on social media

Workplace safety success on social media | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
Here on the MySafetySign blog, we've discussed at length how to promote workplace health and safety systems, checks, and regulations, including our survey of EHS professionals .
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Social media isn't just for being social anymore!

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Some good and bad news in workplace safety report in Alberta - News Talk 770 Calgary

Some good and bad news in workplace safety report in Alberta - News Talk 770 Calgary | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
Some good and bad news in workplace safety report in Alberta News Talk 770 Calgary Some good and bad news in workplace safety report in Alberta. Calgary, AB, Canada / News Talk 770 (CHQR). July 16, 2014 01:58 pm.
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Some interesting statistics related to OH&S
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UL Workplace Health & Safety Launches New Global Safety Solution in Six ... - Consumer Electronics Net

UL Workplace Health & Safety Launches New Global Safety Solution in Six ... - Consumer Electronics Net | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
UL Workplace Health & Safety Launches New Global Safety Solution in Six ...
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Businesses are ever increasing their global reach. With that in mind it is important to think of safety in a global sense as a business has the same responsibilities and duty of care for its overseas branches.
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Sussex firm and businessman in court after worker loses both legs – Media centre - HSE

A scrap metal company and a businessman have been sentenced for serious safety breaches that led to a site worker losing both legs as the doors of a 16-tonne baling machine closed on him.
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A sad example of the importance of correct safety proceedures and policys in the workplace. This accident was entirely preventable, it never would have happened if this workplace adhered to a higher standard of OH&S.
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speak out for workplace safety2014

Speak Out For Workplace Safety Video Contest 2014 - Top three winning videos. Contest co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Labor and the Oklahoma Safet...
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This video contest was a fun and interactive way to educate and create safety awareness in young people.

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How Health And Safety Courses Prevent Injuries And Accidents At The Workplace by John Smith

How Health And Safety Courses Prevent Injuries And Accidents At The Workplace by John Smith | Occupational Health & Safety - It matters! | Scoop.it
It is a legal obligation for all business owners to make sure that their workers, employees, staffs or even visitors of the company are well protected from any kind of injury of harm at the workplace....

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Communication is key for successful Workplace Health and Safety. This article highlights the importance of education in WHS for all those in the workplace, not just for the OH&S officer.

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