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Mark Bello

Injuries and Deaths Raise Questions About On-Set Safety

Back in the early days of Hollywood, a lack of regulation led to many on-set accidents and deaths. The alarming frequency of incidents led to safety protocols, but despite these regulations, making movies is still risky for actors and crew […]

Mark Bello

Prepare for Active Shooters

The third week of National Safety Month focuses on workplace violence. Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as “any act or threat […]

Mark Bello

Raising Awareness of Fall Hazards after Floor Collapses at Construction Site

A building under construction partially collapsed in downtown Oakland, CA, burying workers under wet concrete and debris. Workers were pouring concrete when the second floor fell out from under them, according to the Oakland Fire Department. Some workers fell 10 […]

Mark Bello

Stand Up to Falls in the Home and the Workplace

The first week of National Safety Month is “Stand Up to Falls.” It is a time to help Americans prevent injuries and accidental deaths by calling attention to common safety and health risks, both at home and at work. Falls […]

Mark Bello

Putting Safety First When Working With Robots

An increasing number of jobs once performed by humans are now performed by robots. With robotics playing such a pivotal role in the future of manufacturing, keeping humans safe is gaining the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

Mark Bello

Bride-to-Be Crushed to Death by Car-Factory Robot

Safe and efficient robot-human interaction has the power to transform assembly lines. Robots are great at moving heavy machinery at high speeds and can conduct monotonous jobs with ease, but they move blindly with no intelligence. If they make contact […]

Mark Bello

New Jersey Aluminum Manufacturer Continues to Expose Workers to Machine Hazards – Resulting in Amputations

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. Unfortunately, many shortcut the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards exposing employees to significant increased risk of harm and […]

Mark Bello

Road Construction Worker’s Death Raises Safety Concerns

Roads are considerably more dangerous while under construction, especially to workers who are virtually helpless against a speeding, out-of-control vehicle. Indiana police said that the female driver had changed lanes several times before hitting a construction workers. Reports stated that […]

Mark Bello

The Value of Entertainment

If you are unfamiliar with the incident, crew members for the film Midnight Rider were set up on a railroad trestle near Jessup, Georgia when a train unexpectedly crossed the bridge killing camera assistant Sarah Jones and injuring several others.  Nearly four […]

Mark Bello

Are the Risks Too High For a Realistic Shot?

Lights, Camera, Action!  It was the first day of production for “Midnight Rider.”  The cameras were rolling for a dream sequence with a hospital bed placed over train tracks.  As a train approached the bridge, members of the production team […]