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June 2017 Archives

Safety issues at nuclear weapons lab

People in South Carolina may be interested to learn that the laboratory where the atomic bomb was created is facing criticism for safety violations. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has had a number of safety lapses over the years. An independent federal oversight panel has also raised concerns.

Preventing chemical hazards caused by spray paint

South Carolina shipyard workers who are required to spray paint objects as part of their job face serious hazards. Spray paint is not only flammable and poses a fire risk, but the chemicals and toxic substances in the paint and spray mechanism can also cause sickness or death if not used properly, As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provided a fact sheet that could help employers protect workers against the hazards.

Federal trucker training rules seek safety improvement

The federal government is taking steps to ensure that new truck drivers in South Carolina and across the United States have received more training. However, the new rules fail to create a mandatory minimum for behind-the-wheel training hours, instead using a controversial proficiency standard.

Cargo securement inspection event

Truckers in South Carolina have most likely prepared for the annual International Roadcheck inspection event. The event, which is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is being held from Tuesday, June 6, 2017, through Thursday, June 8, 2017, in the U.S. and Canada.

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