Safety and OSHA News

Hazard reduction strategies for long work shifts

It’s often unavoidable: Employees in safety-sensitive jobs have to put in long hours to meet a deadline. However, a new report suggests there are steps that can reduce the risks that fatigue will lead to injuries or even death. [Read more…]

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Does airline’s policy discourage pilots from calling in fatigued?

A broadcast report says the airline that operated the flight that crashed and killed 50 people near Buffalo, NY, recently issued a policy limiting pilots’ ability to call in fatigued. [Read more…]

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Employee causes off-work accident: Is company to blame?

Imagine this: Your company faces a lawsuit because an employee caused an off-work car accident. The injured people claim the employee’s long work hours helped cause the accident. [Read more…]

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Fatigue: New state law bans mandatory OT for nurses

A new state law eliminates mandatory overtime for nurses at all healthcare facilities. It’s a matter of safety for the nurses — and patients. [Read more…]

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