Safety and OSHA News

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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OSHA cites poultry processor for ergonomic violations

Here’s proof that OSHA can issue citations involving ergonomics despite not having a specific regulation on musculoskeletal injuries.  [Read more…]

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Another reason to ban texting on the job

Do you have any “text zombies” at your workplace? A new study shows that, just like their fictional TV and movie counterparts, text zombies walk differently, making them more likely to fall. [Read more…]

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Contractor agrees to $100K fine in employee scaffold death

A construction contractor has reached an agreement with OSHA, settling citations in connection with the death of a worker who was erecting a scaffold. [Read more…]

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Would workplace safety benefit from wellness programs?

Want fewer injuries at work? Perhaps your company should encourage employees to join weight loss and exercise programs. [Read more…]

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33,000 injured each year while using the toilet

Imagine this: You’re being treated in a hospital emergency room. The medical professional attending to you tries to make ER small talk by asking, “How’d this happen?” And you answer … [Read more…]

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New study confirms theories on older workers and injuries

Yep, there are differences in the injuries suffered by older workers compared to their younger counterparts. But it’s not all bad news for veteran workers.  [Read more…]

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Companies fined after worker killed in chocolate vat

Two companies face fines for a fatality in which an employee fell into a vat of melting chocolate. [Read more…]

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Workplace fatalities: Where does your state rank?

Previously, we looked at the causes of workplace fatalities in 2008 according to government figures. Now, let’s take a look at where the deaths are occurring. [Read more…]

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