Safety and OSHA News

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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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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Didn’t report neck pain for 2 months: Will it be included in comp coverage?

Nobody questions that this employee was injured on the job. Although he reported injuries immediately afterward, he didn’t mention anything specifically about neck pain until two months later. Did he get comp coverage for the neck pain, too?  [Read more…]

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Workplace nonfatal injuries and illnesses drop

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number and rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses declined from 2015 to 2016.  [Read more…]

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Rate of nonfatal workplace injuries falls in 2015

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. has dropped in 2015 by the biggest amount since 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  [Read more…]

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Top 5 causes of workplace injuries

Five years and more than 1.5 million workers’ comp claims. That’s what The Travelers Companies looked at to determine the who, what, where, when, why and how of workplace injuries … also how much they cost.  [Read more…]

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OSHA proposes revision to health standard

OSHA has finalized its proposal to lower the permissible exposure levels to a material that can cause devastating lung disease. The new standard would dramatically lower workplace exposure limits in place since 1948.  [Read more…]

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Employee complaints lead to $182K in OSHA fines for amputation hazards

OSHA says this company violated some basic federal safety regulations. The federal agency got tipped off by company employees.  [Read more…]

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Report: Worker injuries decline

While there’s good news to report in the federal government’s annual tally of workplace injuries and illnesses, the statistics also point to places where employers need to improve on this front.  [Read more…]

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1 in 3 workers don’t get enough sleep

Pick any three employees at your company. Chances are, one of them is sleep deprived. And the chances increase for certain industries and among employees who work night and irregular schedules. And most people would not want to take the chance that these sleepy workers will injure themselves or others. [Read more…]

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