Safety and OSHA News

Bizarre accident: Worker half buried in concrete

A construction worker was half buried in concrete but survived thanks to a 90-minute rescue conducted by first responders. [Read more…]

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Safety News Summary for August 13, 2012

Safety incentives and injury reporting; an update on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program; an unintended consequence of safer cars; and how does your body measure up to those of Olympic athletes? It’s all in this week’s Safety News Summary. [Read more…]

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Some 9/11 first responders get help, some don’t

Ten years after the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01, controversy surrounds a fund established to help first responders at the World Trade Center (WTC) with their medical bills. Some are getting help, and some aren’t. [Read more…]

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Bill would curb permanent workers’ comp coverage for mental distress

Efforts are under way in several states to pass legislation that would lower companies’ workers’ comp costs. Police officers, firefighters and other first responders are opposing one bill under consideration in Maine. [Read more…]

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Choosing the best first responders

How do you choose people on your staff to be first responders? A safety manager for an Illinois company found a way to make sure employees were up for the job. [Read more…]

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