Safety and OSHA News

Top 10 Safety News Alert posts of 2018

Which posts were most read on Safety News Alert in 2018? Here’s a top-10 list of what your peers in workplace safety have clicked on:  [Read more…]

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Court says company not shielded from wrongful death lawsuit by temp worker

A recent state court ruling upends previous assumptions about temporary employees and workers’ compensation. Companies that hire temps should take note.  [Read more…]

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Court: OSHA can enforce its drug testing & incentive prohibitions

A federal court has denied a request to temporarily stop part of OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule that would prohibit companies from using certain types of drug testing and safety incentives. [Read more…]

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Is undocumented worker barred from suing for his workplace injuries?

Four workers in Mississippi were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a worksite. They all filed a lawsuit against the general contractor, but it turned out one of the four workers was undocumented.  [Read more…]

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Top 5 causes of workplace injuries

Five years and more than 1.5 million workers’ comp claims. That’s what The Travelers Companies looked at to determine the who, what, where, when, why and how of workplace injuries … also how much they cost.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 causes and costs of disabling workplace injuries

Serious (but non-fatal) workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses $1.19 billion a week in workers’ compensation. What types of injuries contribute most to this $61.88 billion a year cost to employers?  [Read more…]

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Falls requiring time off from work increase

A new report shows good news overall regarding occupational injuries that require time off from work. But some types of these injuries are up.  [Read more…]

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Report: Worker injuries decline

While there’s good news to report in the federal government’s annual tally of workplace injuries and illnesses, the statistics also point to places where employers need to improve on this front.  [Read more…]

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What’s new/changing with OSHA regs in 2015?

With two years to go in the current administration, OSHA plans to create some new regulations and update some old ones.  [Read more…]

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What caused his hernia: Work injury or obesity?

Experts say with more obese adults in the U.S., workplace injuries are likely to increase. However, obesity itself is sometimes the sole cause of an injury. Which one happened in this case?  [Read more…]

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