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1.8 Million Reasons to Think A ...

Following an explosion earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin milling company over $1.8 million. The May accident resulted in the deaths of 5 workers, with a dozen others injured. OSHA cited the company for 14 willful violations and placed them in the Severe Violator ...

Iceland’s 3D Crosswalk

Following the lead of Tbilisi in Georgia, New Delhi in India, and several Chinese cities, Ísafjörður in Iceland is experimenting with a floating zebra crossing. The crosswalk, painted at an intersection on a one-way road, gives the illusion of being three dimensional. The visual disorientation is designed to slow ...

Lumber Producer Fined After Fa ...

A year after a worker fell to his death from a raised platform, Sierra Pacific of Aberdeen, Washington, a well-known lumber producer, has been fined $112,000 for seven safety violations by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. During the investigation the Department of Labor & Industries ...

The Wrong Kind of Haunted Hous ...

With Halloween less than a week away, it’s a good time to remind thrill-seekers that No Trespassing signs are posted on properties for a reason.  Shuttered penitentiaries and hospitals are great spots for haunted house style attractions, when they’re properly staffed and maintained. When the buildings have ...

Responsive Crosswalks

In London a group called Umbrellium has developed a prototype of an interactive pedestrian crossing nicknamed Starling Crossing, short for Stigmergic Adaptive Responsive Learning Crossing. The surface is lined with computed controlled LEDs that adapt to conditions. As a pedestrian approaches, it becomes a crosswalk. ...

Hep A Outbreak in San Diego

San Diego is in the midst of a Hepatitis A outbreak with almost 500 reported cases. Over 300 people have been hospitalized, and the infection is already responsible for at least 17 deaths. This could just be the beginning as the outbreak, which likely started with a few cases late last year, is expected to continue ...

SafetySign.com Introduces New ...

SafetySign.com has long been a leader in safety signage for workplace hazards.  As part of our continuing effort to make workplaces safer for employees, we have completely revamped our lockout products offering, adding new lockout safety signs, lockout labels, lockout tags, and Master Lock lockout devices. In order ...

2017 OSHA Top Ten Workplace Sa ...

Earlier this week, at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Indianapolis, OSHA released the 2017 edition of the Top Ten most commonly cited workplace safety violations. As in years past, the list is largely unchanged, and the top five is identical to the 2016 list.   The 2017 OSHA Top Ten Workplace ...

Crumple and Crash

Automotive safety technology has always developed quickly, but new innovations have come at an even faster pace of late. Some of these features, like blind spot monitoring or lane departure warnings, are designed to protect the people in your car and in other cars on the road. Other new developments are now being ...

No Trespassing Season

As hunting season opens, it’s an important time for landowners to make sure they’ve properly posted No Trespassing signs, or otherwise identified that people are not welcome on their property. Some of the laws can be confusing and they can differ significantly based on location. In Minnesota, signs must be placed ...