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Report lists agents and exposures that may lead to cancer

IARC listing prioritizes substances for evaluating carcinogenic risks

An advisory group to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a report recommending and prioritizing chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical agents, biological agents, and lifestyle factors for IARC Monographs during 2015-2019. 142 more words

Toxic Chemicals

Safety Managers Need to be Leaders

Introduction

If you need to get work done by people that don’t report to you, yes you need to be a leader. It is important to not only understand management, but to be familiar with leadership so you get work done through others. 1,020 more words

Occupational Safety And Health

FATAL ACCIDENT DEPENDENCY CLAIMS: A WORKING EXAMPLE: DEATH OF A WIFE & MOTHER AS A RESULT OF MESOTHELIOMA

Reports of decisions on dependency calculations are always welcome. Fatal accident damages account for 4% of payments made in personal injury claims.  The number of  reported cases on damages is relatively small.   3,077 more words

Law

Horseplay and Practical Jokes

Horseplay and practical jokes have always been part of most every work environment.  Normally horseplay and practical jokes are instigated by the person wanting to be the center of attention and the newest employee is most often the victim.  178 more words

ProActive Safety Services

RECENT CASES ON FATAL ACCIDENTS CONSIDERED

 Here we review recent cases relating to fatal accidents.

 (1) Accidents abroad and the scope of the Fatal Accidents Act;

(2) Cohabitation, human rights and the Fatal Accidents Act. 1,036 more words

Law

Heat Waves Increase Risks for Heat Related Illnesses and Injuries

Hot weather is certainly here and with it comes the risk of heat related injuries and illnesses. I’ve addressed this topic in this blog before, but this time I’d like to take it a step further. 365 more words

Accident Prevention

REDUCTION IN FATAL ACCIDENTS AT WORK: BUT THE FIGURES MUST BE TREATED WITH CAUTION

The HSE today reported a welcome reduction in fatalities in the workplace.  Workplace deaths are at an “all time low”.

HSE has also today released the latest number of deaths from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. 175 more words

Fatal Accident