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When it comes to new safety information, regulations, and practices, up-to-date knowledge makes a difference in worker well being, productivity, and consumer satisfaction. At MySafetySign, we’re following the agendas and changing regulations of agencies like OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, ADA and the CDC. We post about new discoveries, controversy, and data, like changing safety regulations or information about the most dangerous jobs in America. Our posts aim to update you about ways to stay safe anywhere, from your home kitchen to a construction scaffold.

Railroad whistle-blowers gain a little legal ground

Railroad whistle-blowers gain a little legal ground

| March 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

For workers in the railroad carrier industry, blowing the whistle is too often a move that management frowns upon. Just this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to pay over $1 million to three workers who were fired after reporting workplace injuries. In a separate case, OSHA ordered Union […]




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Four common fatal accidents and simple ways to prevent them

Four common fatal accidents and simple ways to prevent them

| March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Each year, thousands of preventable fatal accidents and serious injuries occur. And no wonder: when it comes to safety information, it’s often hard discern between what’s really important and what’s white noise. That’s why we took a close look at safety statistics, identifying the most common fatal accidents, and by extension, the most vitally important safety […]




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Helping Hispanic construction workers understand safety

Helping Hispanic construction workers understand safety

| March 11, 2013

A man in his late 40s was run over by a backhoe: A 19-year-old slipped off a roof, broke his back, and was paralyzed: A 31-year-old fell to his death in a smokestack: The headlines are disturbing even before you consider that all these workplace incidents involved Hispanic construction workers who spoke English as a […]




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5 tips to prevent child injuries from frontovers and backovers

5 tips to prevent child injuries from frontovers and backovers

| February 14, 2013

As many families prepare for a three-day weekend of fun, there are some safety concerns to keep in mind with extra kids and visitors around the house. Vehicles, in particular, pose a risk to children.  Backovers and frontovers account for 64% of non-traffic automobile fatalities among children. Backovers and frontovers are defined as an accident […]




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Can Workplace Safety Affect Customer Satisfaction?

Can Workplace Safety Affect Customer Satisfaction?

| February 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Yes, it can: that’s the finding of a new study by the National Safety Council (NSC). The report, which was published in the Journal of Safety Research, studied the connection between customer satisfaction and the safety climate at a Midwestern electricity utility. The findings suggested a “significant correlation” between rates of customer satisfaction and the safety […]




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Excavation and trenching: what are the dangers?

Excavation and trenching: what are the dangers?

| February 5, 2013

It’ll come as no surprise that construction means moving dirt, and a lot of it. Excavating and trenching  are literally the foundation of civil engineering, necessary for installing pipes, roads, and ground wires. Excavation and trenching poses particular risks to workers, with hazards ranging from cave-ins, dangerous gases in the atmosphere, falling objects, drowning hazards […]




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