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National Farm Safety Health Week, OSHA Announces Top 10 FY2014 Violations, Study Shows the Cost of Regulations, and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • National Farm Safety Health Week highlights electrical safety
  • OSHA announces the top ten FY2014 violations
  • Revised OSHA rule tightens reporting requirements for serious injuries
  • Study shows safety regulations cost employers billions
  • Canadian companies prepare for Healthy Workplace Month

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Energy Education Council’s Safe Electricity program. View it here.
  • Frequently cited OSHA standards for your industry. Find the tool here.
  • OSHA’s Top 10 Violations from FY2014 blog post. Read it here

Injury reports in pharmacies suggest extra caution during peak flu vaccination months

A recent NIOSH study examined the reported incidence of needlestick injuries at a US nationwide pharmacy chain and revealed a few valuable conclusions. From 2000 to 2011 there were 33 needlestick injuries reported by 31 different pharmacy locations. Of these 33 injuries, 24 (73%) occurred from September through January, the period during which flu vaccinations are commonly administered.

Overall incidence of needlestick injuries was low, with annual incidence of needlestick injuries at these pharmacies ranging from 0 to 3.62 per 100,000 vaccinations. Injuries were most likely to occur after needle use and before disposal (58% of reported incidents). Additionally, researchers warned that needlestick injuries are often underreported.

The researchers believe that many if not all of the needlestick injuries they reviewed were likely preventable. Their recommendations included better tracking of injuries and following needlestick prevention guidelines. Vaccination providers can hopefully learn from the observations made in this study and … Read more...

Mission Well Services commits to proactive safety management with Intelex

In a world of reactive management, where many companies let accidents occur instead of taking proactive measures to ensure they don’t occur, Mission Well Services is setting a new standard.

Though it has been in business for just under a year, Mission Well Services, a hydraulic fracturing company based in South Texas and serving the oil and gas industry, has already turned to Intelex Technologies to implement a comprehensive, streamlined safety management system.

Get the full story in our Press Room.

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