Category Archives: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Rigging Level 1

What an honor it was to witness a great group of construction workers honing their rigging skills. North Carolina has a great construction company called Vannoy working on the roads and highways. They all showed patience, skill and mentoring during … Continue reading

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SHIPBOARD PEDESTAL CRANE SAFETY

Shipboard Pedestal Crane Safety Providing proper training, performing regular inspections, and working within manufacturer’s guidelines are all effective ways to reduce the number of incidents caused by the failure of vessel-mounted pedestal crane components. Commercial fishing operations use pedestal cranes regularly, often … Continue reading

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Safe baggage handling

Porters and baggage handlers (longshoremen) working in cruise ship terminals experience a high rate of occupational injuries. These workers lift and carry heavy objects, such as baggage and supplies, and often work in environments that force them to bend, kneel, crouch, or … Continue reading

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What is your life worth??

I ask this question all the time? How much is your life worth today if you die??? It really doesn’t matter who’s at fault because your dead. This stunt man was worth $12,675.00 According to OSHA fines and violation, a … Continue reading

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My shackle can handle it?

These are some pictures of a 13.5 ton shackle. At what point do you think it is stretched? How long did it take to stretch this far? Did anyone get hurt during this use of the shackle? Will they do … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

As this year 2017 approaches the celebrated Christmas and New Year time, Robin and I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to many visits, laughs and most of all being … Continue reading

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State Fatality Work Injuries

How does your state compare from the previous year? North Carolina had 24 increased fatality work injuries.

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