Safety and OSHA News

Get your 2018 OSHA 300-A summary posted: Feb. 1 deadline

Feb. 1 is the deadline for employers to post 300-A Summary forms listing 2018 injuries and illnesses. [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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OSHA issues proposal to end some electronic recordkeeping submissions

As expected, OSHA says it wants to remove a requirement from its electronic recordkeeping rule.  [Read more…]

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People smacking into glass walls at new Apple HQ

Form over function? Or distracted workers? Maybe it’s both at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, CA – people are reportedly walking into glass walls.  [Read more…]

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Wall collapse kills worker: Construction company faces $281K fine

OSHA has fined a construction company based in New Jersey following the death of one employee and injuries to a second worker when a concrete retaining wall collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Report: Workers’ comp costs fourth lowest since 1980

An annual report says workers’ compensation employer costs as a percentage of payroll declined in 2015.  [Read more…]

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15 injuries in 5 years, including 3 amputations: $503K OSHA fine

A manufacturer faces $503,380 in OSHA fines following four separate reports of workers suffering injuries at the facility.  [Read more…]

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From name-calling to fistfight to injuries: Will he get workers’ comp?

It might be difficult to keep some hot-heads from getting into physical fights at work. But if a fight leads to an injury, do you have to pay workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Death on the job: Still much more to do

The good news: An estimated 553,000 workers’ lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The bad news …  [Read more…]

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Reminder: Post OSHA injury summary Feb. 1

An annual OSHA requirement kicks in Feb. 1.  [Read more…]

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