Safety and OSHA News

Is number of deaths from workplace injury higher than reported due to opioid overdose?

A new study links workplace injuries to the opioid epidemic.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 causes of death: Unintentional fatalities spike

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some disturbing news regarding deaths by unintentional injury and U.S. life expectancy.  [Read more…]

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Uber driver sues Snapchat in crash that caused severe brain injury

An Uber driver is suing Snapchat, claiming the app company is at least partially responsible for a crash that left him with a severe traumatic brain injury. The driver claims the operator of the car that hit him was using Snapchat’s speed filter at the time of the crash.  [Read more…]

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TV news: Don’t get frostbite … like our reporter did

A TV station in Colorado recently talked to some outdoor workers about the risk of working in sub-freezing temperatures. Now, one of its own reporters can recount his own work-related bout of frostbite.  [Read more…]

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1 in 3 workers don’t get enough sleep

Pick any three employees at your company. Chances are, one of them is sleep deprived. And the chances increase for certain industries and among employees who work night and irregular schedules. And most people would not want to take the chance that these sleepy workers will injure themselves or others. [Read more…]

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Does hand washing really stop spread of H1N1 flu?

What measure to prevent the spread of H1N1 (swine) flu do you hear about most in the media? For the moment – until the H1N1 vaccine is available, it’s hand washing. But does it really hinder the spread of swine flu? [Read more…]

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