Shabdita Pareek

Shabdita is a content writer for SmartSign. A graduate from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, Shabdita began her writing career with the Hindustan Times and contributed to the newspaper sporadically for over five years. When not struggling with people mispronouncing her name, she spends her time reading about historical monuments and daydreams about making a career as an archaeologist.

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Just how safe are high-security labs?

Just how safe are high-security labs?

| March 13, 2015

A recent lab mishap has raised questions about the overall culture of lab safety in so-called high security labs. Five rhesus macaque monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans have displayed possible infection from Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria after it was somehow released from the research facility. A worker at the research center is […]

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Record snow removal injuries call attention to proper safety measures

Record snow removal injuries call attention to proper safety measures

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

This winter has been undoubtedly brutal and, unsurprisingly, has led to an uptick in snow- and cold-related injuries among workers. Snow removal in particular has taken a serious toll on workers’ lives, calling attention to the need to revisit proper severe weather safety procedures. In Massachusetts, which has experienced the worst of the winter snowfall, two workers died while […]

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Dangers of the desk job

Dangers of the desk job

| September 9, 2014

A climate-controlled office, your very own workstation, and a good work-conducive environment—what can possibly go wrong? That a corporate office is safer compared to an industrial workplace– that has hazardous equipment and chemicals around– is only a myth until safety issues are seen in close quarters. The comparatively convenient office’s environment has many hidden dangers […]

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The crushing reality of forklift accidents

The crushing reality of forklift accidents

| June 12, 2014

Among the top most cited violations in 2013, those relating to powered industrial trucks (including forklifts) fell at the sixth place, moving up one position from the year before that. In 2012, OSHA issued more than 2,900 citations and levied penalties of about $2 million for forklift related violations. In 2013, the federal safety agency […]

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Dangerous fun: The circus as workplace

Dangerous fun: The circus as workplace

| May 14, 2014

In a recent accident at a Ringling Brothers performance in Providence, Rhode Island, the media has turned its lens to show what it really takes to entertain in a circus. A closer look reveals that while acrobats constantly balance between life and death, exotic and non-domestic animals who seem to enact happily, receive endless reprimands to deliver […]

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