Safety and OSHA News

New efforts to send managers to jail for workplace fatalities, OSHA violations

“The Administration and many of its allies really do want to put employers in jail.” That’s according to a prominent attorney specializing in workplace safety compliance.  [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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OSHA area director: Inspection resources are strained

An OSHA area director recently made some candid comments regarding resources within the federal agency. He describes the current situation for inspectors this way: They’re “inundated.”  [Read more…]

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New OSHA injury reporting rules begin 1/1/15; workplace fatalities down

On the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the preliminary count of workplace fatalities in 2013, OSHA also revealed changes in injury reporting that will begin in less than four months.  [Read more…]

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Workplace fatalities decreased in 2012

After two years of increases, the government reports workplace fatalities decreased in 2012 compared to 2011. [Read more…]

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On Workers’ Memorial Day, safety group recommends ways to reduce deaths

Today (April 28, 2013) is Workers’ Memorial Day. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has made a series of recommendations to reduce the number of workplace fatalities, which still number more than 4,000 per year in the U.S. [Read more…]

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Safety News Summary for August 31, 2012

Terminating employees and workplace violence; ignoring OSHA could lead to IRS involvement; the relationship between OSHA’s budget and workplace fatalities; managing by walking around still works; and a photo that shows workers don’t always heed the words on their T-shirts. All in this week’s Safety News Summary. [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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Workplace deaths reach all-time low

The federal government has reported the smallest annual total of workplace deaths since the census of occupational injuries was started. [Read more…]

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Workers’ Memorial Day: Remembering fatalities and injuries

Today (April 28) is Workers’ Memorial Day. U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis suggests we take time to reflect on making jobs safe. [Read more…]

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