Safety and OSHA News

Top 5 safety concerns for workers

A new EHS survey by 360training.com finds workers are more concerned about their workplace safety than they were a year ago. 

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Construction company owner faces jail time for allegedly lying to OSHA

What makes OSHA go directly after company owners and executives? Lying to the agency is definitely one reason.  [Read more…]

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Subcontractor didn’t have workers’ comp insurance: Is general contractor responsible?

Six employees were injured at a construction site. The general contractor found out the subcontractor that employed the injured workers didn’t have workers’ comp insurance. Did the injured workers get benefits from the general contractor’s policy?  [Read more…]

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Under-reporting injuries still big challenge for OSHA

An annual review pinpoints one of OSHA’s biggest challenges as its strives to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.  [Read more…]

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69% of employees are tired at work

Nearly seven out of ten employees surveyed by the National Safety Council report feeling tired at work.  [Read more…]

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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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Should workers’ comp benefits be reduced because worker didn’t wear PPE?

The question the court had to decide in this case: Did the worker intentionally not wear his PPE?  [Read more…]

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Construction firm ordered to pay $250K in fatal fall case

A judge has ordered a construction company to pay a total of $250,000 in penalties in connection with an employee’s fatal fall.  [Read more…]

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Survey: Who sleeps at work, where and how much

A recent survey shows which workers are more likely to sleep while on the job, including four safety-sensitive industries.  [Read more…]

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National Safety Stand-Down: What are the safest companies doing to succeed?

The spotlight at companies across the U.S. shines brightly on employee safety. While companies take a look at their own safety programs, it often pays to know what others are doing right. [Read more…]

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