Safety and OSHA News

She was shot to death at work: Will her husband get comp benefits?

When is a victim’s spouse eligible for workers’ comp benefits following a death due to workplace violence? This active shooter case spells out what the law says in one state.  [Read more…]

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NSC: Eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime

The head of the National Safety Council calls it their “moon shot goal.” The organization wants to eliminate accidental deaths in our lifetime.  [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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AFL-CIO report: 150 U.S. workers die every day

A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.  [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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Topics involving OSHA rank No. 1 and No. 3 in our survey of safety pros

We asked safety pros to rate which of 21 safety topics are most important to them. Ones involving OSHA ranked at the top of the list.  [Read more…]

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OSHA updates inspections manual: What it means for employers

This updated document is for OSHA inspectors, but it can provide a lot of info to businesses, too.  [Read more…]

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Fewer OSHA inspections — but more impact?

Calling it his “big announcement” at the National Safety Council’s annual conference and expo, OSHA administrator David Michaels said the agency is moving to a new enforcement system that will shift inspection resources toward more complex hazards.  [Read more…]

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OSHA cites hospital after 8 employees assaulted in 5 months

From February to June this year, healthcare workers at a medical center were victims of violent patients in eight incidents. Now OSHA has issued violations and fines.  [Read more…]

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