Risk Management

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  • Convenience Store Where Employed Died in Robbery Cited for Lack of Safety Protections

    One willful citation was issued to Jay Management Inc.

  • Older Workers' Risks Highlighted in AFL-CIO's 2016 Report

    Other high-risk work groups cited in the report are oil and gas extraction workers (144 deaths in 2014), health care workers who may face workplace violence hazards (765 occupational fatalities in 2014 were attributed to workplace violence), and Latino workers (804 deaths in 2014 and a fatality rate of 3.7 per 100,000 workers).

  • DOT May Issue Rule Mandating Annual Inspections of Passenger-Carrying Commercial Vehicles

    FMCSA must assess: the risks associated with improperly maintained or inspected CMVs designed or used to transport passengers; the effectiveness of existing federal inspection standards in mitigating the risks associated with improperly maintained vehicles and ensuring safe and proper operation; and the costs and benefits of a mandatory inspection program.

  • Early Voting Begins on Austin's Ride-Hailing Security Ordinances

    Austin's mayor announced April 25 that he opposes the ordinance from Uber and Lyft that would repeal the city's current requirement to have drivers fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check.

  • CPSC Opens Investigation of Lead in Children's Jewelry-Making Kits

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's staff has opened an investigation into the safety of some children's jewelry-making kits after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released the results of testing done by his office. Schneiderman said the testing showed parts of several kits contained lead up to 10 times higher than federal child safety limits.

  • Senate Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Leaders of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee said the bill reauthorizing FAA through FY2017 contains provisions to encourage the responsible use of drones. For example, Section 2134 of the bill would prohibit drone users from interfering with emergency response activities and would raise civil penalties to a maximum of $20,000 for violation of the law.


  • Using Safety Metrics to Improve Safety

    In today's information world, health safety and environmental professional are continually confronted with the challenge to gather, review, and act wisely based on various types of data. By using simple, easy to use, software to generate safety metrics safety professions can spend less time on collecting, gathering and performing data calculations and more time on using that data to improve safety performance.

  • Are Injuries Your Money Pit?

    In this presentation we will explore the challenges present when these three departments do not work in concert with one another. It is not unusual for "turf issues" to emerge over time, which ultimately erodes the effectiveness and success of each department and the expedient recovery of the injured employee.

  • Building a Business Continuity Plan for Your Workplace

    An essential part of your overall workplace emergency plan, business continuity planning is a process that supports managing the response to impacts on your business from potential risks.


  • Still trying to... Get The Lead Out

    The most critical steps toward lead hazard abatement are contaminant identification and removal. Researchers from CDC/NIOSH have developed two simple and reliable technologies to achieve these steps easily and without the need for extensive training.


  • Grainger Everyday Heroes: Alligator Handler

    For Travis Slater, Animal Handler at the Everglades Animal Farm, his work is a dream come true. "I don't have a job," he says, "but a paid hobby." Every day, Travis takes care of hundreds of alligators, as well as crocodiles, snakes, tortoises, iguanas, birds, and even a panther. Watch this video to get an inside look at the world of alligators and see why Travis is one of Grainger's Everyday Heroes.

  • Analyzing Fault and Fracture Stability to Prevent Major Safety and Environmental Incidents

    Preventing major safety and environmental incidents including induced earthquakes, well shearing and fluid loss is critical. The Fault and Fracture Stability module in Baker Hughes' JewelSuite 6 GeoMechanics allows users to assess the stability of faults, fracture networks, and caprock. The module contains workflows that lead the user step by step through the processes.

  • Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas

    This 2016 CSB safety video is an animated depiction of the April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about 30 tons of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate exploded after being heated by a fire at the storage and distribution facility.

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