Safety and OSHA News

Former safety manager pleads guilty to fraud

It’s still relatively rare for safety infractions to result in criminal charges. The exception often involves making false statements to the government, as is the case here.  [Read more…]

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You can’t do it all by yourself: Why we don’t delegate more

Chances are, if you work at a small- or medium-size facility, you’re a one-person safety department. You know, realistically, you need other supervisors to help drive home the safety message. So why don’t safety managers delegate more?  [Read more…]

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Are you a micromanager? Take the quiz and find out

What’s the right mix of I should do this myself and I should delegate this[Read more…]

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Safety manager faces prison: Worker fatally burned in industrial oven

A former safety manager, an operations director and Bumble Bee Foods LLC all face criminal charges in connection with the 2012 death of an employee inside an industrial oven.

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Court: Barring undocumented workers from comp benefits decreases safety

In a recent opinion, a state court said depriving undocumented employees from workers’ comp benefits decreases the burden on companies to provide safe workplaces.

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Worker says safety manager followed him to hospital to avoid lost-time injury record

No doubt part of your job as a safety manager is to avoid lost-time injuries. But the object is to do that before an injury occurs. This company landed in court because of what a safety manager is alleged to have done after an employee was injured.  [Read more…]

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Exclusive SNA poll: Top challenges for safety managers

We sent a survey to a national sample of safety managers asking them what their biggest challenge is. Was it employees, senior management or safety training? [Read more…]

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