Safety and OSHA News

Workplace deaths down overall, but spikes appear in some categories

After a one-time jump of 7% from 2015 to 2016, the number of workplace deaths fell slightly in 2017.

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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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5,190 worker deaths in 2016, highest since 2008

More U.S. workers were killed on the job in 2016 than in any of the previous seven years.  [Read more…]

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Top 5 (and bottom 5) states for safety

More than half of states didn’t get a passing grade for safety in the National Safety Council’s (NSC) latest ratings. Is your state one of the best, or one of the worst?  [Read more…]

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Workplace fatalities increase for these 2 types of events

The federal government has released its revised, final number of workplace fatalities in the U.S. for 2013. The overall number is down from the previous year, but not by much.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 jobs with high death rates

Just how dangerous are the jobs at your company? [Read more…]

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Worker deaths up — in this economy?


Attention, those who believe that OSHA has gone overboard with its workplace safety regulations: You’ve got one less fact to support your argument. When all is said and done, the final count of worker fatalities in 2010 will be higher than in 2009. [Read more…]

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School bus driver using cell phone before fatal crash

Investigators say a school bus driver was talking on his cell phone and listening to music on an MP3 player during his morning run leading up to a fatal crash. On top of that, the driver was previously involved in a fatal vehicle crash while dialing his cell phone. [Read more…]

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Men guilty of selling device to foil drug tests

Does your company require employees to pass drug tests? Now, there’s one less product on the market to help them cheat. [Read more…]

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