Lisa Pradhan

A creative writer at heart, Lisa currently writes for SmartSign’s blogs and dabbles in content strategies for SEO. She spends the rest of the time lounging in the comforts of her home, surfing the internet for areas of interest, or traveling to unexplored destinations. Having previously studied and worked in the field of journalism and media, Lisa likes calling herself a web journalist. She takes special interest in grassroots and tribal issues, and topics concerning women empowerment. She swears that books are a person’s best travel companion, and that good food can liven up any dull day. Lisa lives in the beautiful city of Jaipur, India.

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OSHA revises rules for reporting workplace deaths

OSHA revises rules for reporting workplace deaths

| December 22, 2014

From 14,000 workers killed on the job in 1970 to 4,405 worker deaths in 2013, workplaces have clearly become much safer than they were a few decades ago. However, workers are still exposed to extreme hazards at work and thousands of fatalities are reported each year. In order to prevent work-related accidents, the Occupational Health […]

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Injuries in service industry take a toll on New York’s economy

Injuries in service industry take a toll on New York’s economy

| May 27, 2014

Contrary to the popular belief that the service industry has safer working conditions, Public Citizen’s new report on workplaces in New York reveals that the service sector contributes to a major chunk of injuries and illnesses across all industries. This can be due to lack of regulations, programs, and training for employees in service-based jobs. […]

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Turkish mine disaster reveals national safety failures

Turkish mine disaster reveals national safety failures

| May 21, 2014

Mining accidents are not new in Turkey, which is the world’s seventh largest producer of coal. More than 3,000 people have been killed since 1941 and a reported 13,000 miners suffered workplace accidents last year. The country’s mining industry is riddled with safety loopholes; Turkey’s mines supposedly have the most dangerous work conditions in the […]

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Drive safe on the job: NSC launches distracted driving campaign

Drive safe on the job: NSC launches distracted driving campaign

| April 17, 2014

At any given moment, more than 600,000 drivers on the road are using a handheld cell phone. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 were injured in crashes due to distracted driving. To raise awareness about distracted driving behaviors and curb the high rate of fatalities caused by it, the National Safety Council (NSC) […]

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‘No more falling workers’: OSHA raises alarm over cell tower deaths

‘No more falling workers’: OSHA raises alarm over cell tower deaths

| March 13, 2014

The average fatality rate of the U.S. cell tower industry is on the rise. Thirteen deaths were reported in 2013 and four communications tower workers have already died in 2014. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has expressed concern over these alarming numbers, and is now urging the industry to comply with strict tower […]

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Growing opposition to OSHA’s proposed silica rule

Growing opposition to OSHA’s proposed silica rule

| March 5, 2014

As the public comment period for the proposed crystalline silica rule closes, several big organizations have unanimously disapproved the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recommended regulations. OSHA estimates that the rule, once implemented, would significantly decrease the number of deaths caused each year due to silica dust hazard. However, industry experts think the proposed […]

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