Nupur Maskara

A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India, Nupur also has an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. Nupur is currently trying to be as savvy a cook as she is with a book. She likes watching plays and sunsets. Nupur first lived in Kolkata and then for a decade in Delhi, still her favorite city.

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BLS reports preliminary 2013 fatality count

BLS reports preliminary 2013 fatality count

| October 1, 2014

Last year’s preliminary accident estimates are in, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)reports that 4,405 work injuries occurred in the US in 2013, indicating a drop when compared to the 4,628 work injuries the year before that. This works out to a rate of fatal workplace injury of 3.2 per 100,000 workers, as compared to 3.4 […]

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EU-OSHA launches campaign to tackle workplace stress

EU-OSHA launches campaign to tackle workplace stress

| April 14, 2014

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched a two-year campaign called “Healthy Workers Manage Stress” to address workplace stress, which is often overlooked by companies but has been the subject of recent awareness-raising efforts. According to EU-OSHA’s opinion poll 66% workers confirm that excessive workload stresses them out. Moreover 50% respondents […]

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Top 5 construction safety apps

Top 5 construction safety apps

| August 30, 2013

A survey of 249 construction firms revealed that construction businesses use mobile applications mainly for keeping business contacts organized (40%), scheduling (29%), updating project status, and assigning tasks (22%). The use of mobile devices allows construction workers to make quick decisions, eliminate time-consuming errors, and provide instant reporting on the jobsite. Some companies have gone […]

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OSHA emphasizes fireworks safety as 4th of July celebrations begin

OSHA emphasizes fireworks safety as 4th of July celebrations begin

| July 3, 2013

With Fourth of July around the corner, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has urged the pyrotechnics industry to pay extra attention to fireworks safety. Fireworks sales are up during this time of year, and with increasingly elaborate fireworks designs, enhanced safety measures are essential to protecting workers. To avoid accidents, OSHA has emphasized […]

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Ohio farmer dies in grain bin accident

Ohio farmer dies in grain bin accident

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

A 68-year-old Clark County farmer, Warren Mumma, died after falling and sinking into a grain bin filled with 10,000 bushels of corn. Mumma was loading corn in a tractor-trailer with his son when he climbed to the bin’s top without a safety harness. He was trying to install an auger which would move corn away […]

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Drop in honeybee population worries U.S. farmers

Drop in honeybee population worries U.S. farmers

| May 20, 2013

Bees, besides producing honey, pollinate a full 30 percent of the food we eat, like cherries, almonds, and raspberries. They’re a necessary part of our food chain and ecosystem, and they are in danger. A United States Department of Agriculture survey recently found that U.S. beekeepers lost about 30% of their honeybees colonies last winter. […]

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Street food vendors VS. NYC health department

Street food vendors VS. NYC health department

| May 1, 2013

Mobile eateries just can’t seem to catch a break! Modern street kitchens that serve up an array of dazzlingly varied cuisines to foodies in New York are under scrutiny, yet again. This time it is for issues like health violations, overcrowded sidewalks, and a thriving black market for permits. The city’s Health Department has released […]

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Rox Coal Inc. fined $110,000 for violation of electrical safety standard

Rox Coal Inc. fined $110,000 for violation of electrical safety standard

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pennsylvania mine operator Rox Coal Inc will have to pay $110,000 in fines for violating an electrical hazard safety standard. The mine’s chief electrician had deliberately disabled the safety switch a couple of days before sending two workers to change fuses. As a result, on October 3, 2007, one of the miners was shocked while […]

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