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Top 10 safety stories of 2015

How many of these posts did you read this year?

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Can deaf worker safely drive forklift? Court weighs in

Here’s a tough call to make: A deaf employee drove forklifts safely on a daily basis for years. Then, a corporate policy said he could no longer do that for safety reasons. Do you bar him from operating forklifts? And what did a court have to say?

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More companies in violation of whistleblower laws; half of complaints dismissed

Some statistics just released by OSHA provide a window into what happens when an employee makes a whistleblower complaint.  [Read more…]

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7 safety lessons any workers can take from SF plane crash

It may be months before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) releases its findings into the fatal plane crash of a Boeing 777 at San Francisco airport. But even now, in the initial days after the crash, there are lessons workers in any industry can take from the ongoing investigation. [Read more…]

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Unions: Boon or bust when it comes to safety?

Do unions make workers more safe or less? [Read more…]

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