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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How Safe Are The Workers Making Your Clothing?

Recently, more than 100 Bangladesh garment workers were killed in a fire due to unsafe conditions in the Tazreen Fashion Ltd. garment factory. Men and women working overtime on the production…

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Remember The Dead, But Fight For The Living

April 20, 2011 marked a year when workers were pushed to finish drilling faster than what some thought was safe, causing the BP well to spew 206 million gallons of oil, and thus, triggering the…

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Power Take-Off Shafts Can Be Deadly! A Workplace Fatality After Mechanics Arm Is Completely Severed

A mechanic was fatally injured on-the-job while performing a routine task he had performed on a daily basis. The man was pumping gas from one truck to another when his clothes were snagged by the…

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A Continuing Web of Misfortune Plagues Broadway

A web of misfortunate continues to loom over the Broadway production of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. In early November, I wrote about the risks to the stunt actors in this production and…