Safety and OSHA News

New ASSP report: 3 problems/solutions for women and safety

A new report from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) outlines three main challenges faced by women in connection to workplace safety and offers potential solutions.  [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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Federal range and forest workers facing increased violence

New data from an advocacy group shows national forest and rangeland employees are facing increased assaults and threats. What’s behind the spike in the numbers?  [Read more…]

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NIOSH’s suggestions to prevent robbery-related homicides

Workers in convenience stores have a seven times higher rate of work-related homicide than workers in other industries, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. A recent NIOSH study suggests some steps store owners can take to prevent workplace violence.  [Read more…]

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Armed robbery, fatal shooting triggers $14K fine for convenience store

An attempted armed robbery at a New Jersey convenience store led to a fatal shooting – and a $14,000 fine for the convenience store under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.  [Read more…]

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Kansas senator: Employees are ‘defenseless’ against workplace shootings

Following a workplace shooting in Kansas, a state senator suggested armed employees could’ve saved lives, which begs the question: Can safety managers really prevent a workplace shooting? Or is this really a political issue?

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Worker deaths up — in this economy?

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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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Want to reduce workers’ comp premiums? Use this test

What if you could predict which employees would cost your company more in workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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