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January 04, 2007

Top 10 Workplace Safety Stories of 2006

Jordan Barab's does his forth annual year in review feature at Confined Space. Here are Jordan's Top 10 Workplace Safety Stories from the year that was. This is a great resource for anyone interested in workplace safety. Jordan doesn't just enumerate the disasters and list the proximate causes of the accidents, he summarizes the political, economic, and regulatory factors that combined to put workers in jeopardy. This would be a good post to bookmark for future reference.


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According to the referenced article, there were 47 coal mining deaths in 2006.

How many deaths related to nuclear power in 2006? Not counting Chernobyl, which used technology not acceptable here, how many deaths ever?

What about acne creams?

Benzoyl peroxide-based preparations like Oxy do help with ordinary acne. BP reduces oil secretion and may also have some anti-bacterial effect. The dermos in the NYT article (previous post) said that there are effective drugstore remedies for acne and dry skin patches.

For severe acne, I hear a course of oral Tetracycline is the way to go.

Speaking of unsafe work condtions...looks like the Times finally picked up your thread about the lax oversigth of sheds and scaffolding that adorn much of the city

As per a recent survey, an average of about 200 people looses their lives each year due to work related accidents. And an estimate of two million people suffers different kinds of illnesses and bodily injuries as a direct result of the nature of their work in hazardous condition. Incidents of mishaps in the workplace not only affect the lives of the employees, they also cause a lot of money wasted of the employers. Hence Employers and workers should work hand in hand with the responsibility for the health and safety maintenance at the workplace.

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