What would be the first thing that crossed your mind if someone reported an injured worker? It would probably be, “Oh ****.” And that’s part of the reason why Tasmania has named its new workplace health and safety campaign …
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A new government report corroborates previous statistics that show methamphetamine use may be rising in the U.S. after dropping for several years.
In this age of Facebook and MySpace, some employers are requiring workers to sign agreements that they won’t speak out against the company in public. Does that stifle employee concerns about workplace safety?
Safety pros know that even the best safety gear doesn’t prevent worker injuries all by itself. But do workers know that? Do they feel their PPE makes them invincible?
Want fewer injuries at work? Perhaps your company should encourage employees to join weight loss and exercise programs.
Think you’ve tried everything to get and keep employees’ attention during regular safety meetings? You probably haven’t tried this.
Imagine this: A worker at your company is killed on the job. OSHA issues your company a fine. You make changes in your safety program to prevent a similar incident, and OSHA drops the fine completely. Not possible? It is.
Man vs. machine: Which is better at safety? The people at Google think it’s machine, as the company continues to develop its self-driving car. But wait, the self-driving Google car was just in a five-car fender-bender!
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An Ohio appeals court found the family of a worker killed in a trench collapse can’t sue his employer for wrongful death for the incident even though the company received OSHA citations in the aftermath. Because the incident wasn’t caused by any specific intent to cause injury – and because the employer called for a […]
Here’s a challenging scenario: A scorching summer heatwave is causing problems for workers, even with precautions in place like a supply of cool water and plenty of rest breaks. The workers are drinking water and taking breaks, but the intense heat is affecting them not long after they return to work. What would you do […]
“I’m in excruciating pain,” the injured employee seeking workers’ comp benefits said. “So, how do you explain these photos on Facebook?” his employer wanted to know.
Chances are, if you work at a small- or medium-size facility, you’re a one-person safety department. You know, realistically, you need other supervisors to help drive home the safety message. So why don’t safety managers delegate more?
A North Carolina company is stuck paying comp to a worker it claims it never hired.
How do you deal with a suspicion that a worker is abusing drugs or alcohol without running afoul of the law?
How much do you think federal government employees collected in workers’ comp payments in fiscal year 2009? A. $5.2 million? B. $40.3 million? C. $145 million? D. $1.6 billion.