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July 2017 Archives

Focus on output contributes to workplace injuries

When safety takes a backseat to productivity, South Carolina workers often end up paying the price for their employers' profits. Data shows that manufacturing fatalities are trending up after falling since 2008. U.S. Department of Labor figures have revealed that approximately 4 percent of manufacturing workers are either injured on the job or contract an occupational disease each year.

Annual safety program for miners is re-launched

South Carolina mine workers may be interested to know that the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is restarting its Preventive Roof/Rib Outreach Program. PROP is an annual event intended to inform mine operators and coal miners about the causes of roof and rib falls.

Fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses on the rise

South Carolina motorists should exercise caution when traveling near large vehicles. Data collected by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revealed an increase in fatalities from crashes that involve large trucks or buses. In 2015, over 4,000 fatal wrecks of large trucks and buses occurred around the country, which represented an 8 percent rise from the previous year.

Tesla S not among IIHS safety picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given three full-size cars its Top Safety Pick Plus designation. However, South Carolina residents may be surprised to learn that the Tesla S was not on the list. The honor was given to the Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and the Toyota Avalon. In addition to the Tesla S, the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala were also denied the top rating.

Teens more likely than others to be injured at work

Many South Carolina teens decide to get a job over the summer as a way to stay busy and earn some fun money while school is out. However, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has reported that younger workers are particularly at risk for suffering workplace injuries.

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