Health and Safety, Industries, Management Skills, Professional Skills, Risk Assessment

Worker Crushed to Death by 3,000-Pound Concrete form: $135K OSHA Fine

A Wisconsin company faces a $135,804 OSHA fine in connection with a worker’s death in August. A 3,000-pound concrete form fell on the worker and crushed him to death.
OSHA issued two citations to Huffcutt Concrete of Chippewa Falls:
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 A General Duty Clause willful citation: One of the two hooks on a hoist wasn’t fully fastened in place and was missing a safety latch, causing it to fall on worker Otto Kolpien, crushing and instantly killing him ($126,749), anda serious violation for not conducting a periodic inspection of energy control procedures ($9,055).

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Understanding Occupational Safety and Health in India

A massive percentage of 63.6% individuals are of working age group, out of which, 90 percent are currently working in the informal economies of agricultural and service sector. Only a minimal number of 10 percent is working under some organized sectors like industry, mining, etc. In recent times, the nation has also witnessed the rise of some new service industries like IT and BPO. With a population exceeding 1.2 billion in numbers, India is not only one of the largest growing democracy and economy in the world but also a land full of opportunities. Continue reading “Understanding Occupational Safety and Health in India”

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India and the Ground Reality of Occupational Health and Safety Awareness- Fact Sheet

Smeared in the thick layer of dust and dirt, laborers in India hardly acknowledge the fact that ‘safety is important for living’ and even there are laws to practically avail the measures of occupational health and safety.

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7 Workplace Safety Tips that Every Employee Must Know

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If employers are to believe, then nothing in a workplace is more embarrassing and unfortunate than employees getting injured on the job. And not only is this scenario tough for the employers, but it is also disturbing for the entire team of employees and the management.

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