Safety and OSHA News

Is it ethical to just pay a higher wage for more dangerous jobs?

A new paper by a Wharton professor argues offering employees higher pay to do a dangerous job doesn’t make it ethical, particularly if the trade-off is delaying necessary safety measures.  [Read more…]

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Workplace deaths up slightly; fatality rate down a little

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 4,836 workplace deaths were recorded in the U.S. in 2015, a slight increase from 4,821 in 2014.  [Read more…]

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Feds report decrease in serious workplace injuries

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work decreased from 2014 to 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  [Read more…]

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Worker fatality rate increases for first time in four years

The federal government’s final count of fatal occupational injuries in 2014 shows an increase from 2013 – the first one since 2010.  [Read more…]

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Workplace deaths increase by 2%: 4,679 killed in one year

The number of workplace deaths increased by 2% from 2013 to 2014, according to the federal government. A preliminary total of 4,679 work fatalities were reported in the U.S. in 2014.  [Read more…]

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Workplace fatalities increase for these 2 types of events

The federal government has released its revised, final number of workplace fatalities in the U.S. for 2013. The overall number is down from the previous year, but not by much.  [Read more…]

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Falls requiring time off from work increase

A new report shows good news overall regarding occupational injuries that require time off from work. But some types of these injuries are up.  [Read more…]

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Report: Worker injuries decline

While there’s good news to report in the federal government’s annual tally of workplace injuries and illnesses, the statistics also point to places where employers need to improve on this front.  [Read more…]

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Are occupational injuries under-reported by 86 percent?

Researchers say the federal government may be seriously undercounting the number of occupational injuries that occur each year.  [Read more…]

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New OSHA injury reporting rules begin 1/1/15; workplace fatalities down

On the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the preliminary count of workplace fatalities in 2013, OSHA also revealed changes in injury reporting that will begin in less than four months.  [Read more…]

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