The Piper Alpha disaster of 1988 was, and still is, the worst oil rig disaster in history. Located in the North Sea off the coast of the UK, a fire on the Piper Alpha oil platform, started by a missing safety valve, became an inferno which killed 167 people, including two that had come to their rescue, and took three weeks to extinguish. 469 more words
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If you employ communications tower workers, take note of remarks today by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels in which he pledged his agency will beef up safety inspections to reduce the number of deaths in that industry. 213 more words
1. Place many cones on the road.
2. Post a lower speed limit.
3. Shut the road down until job is complete.
Due to much road rage while building California 38- 12 more words
By Phil La Duke
Last week I posted an article defending (to some extent) Zero-Injury goals that touched off a powder-keg of on-line debate. I have gone back and forth on the idea (on one hand zero-injury (or zero-harm, or zero-anything) goals don’t work very well (for a variety of reasons that I don’t feel like getting into right now) and on the other hand if our goal isn’t zero than how many people can we kill in the workplace and still call it a job well done?) until I finally landed on a position with which I can live: who cares? 1,686 more words