Yep, there are differences in the injuries suffered by older workers compared to their younger counterparts. But it’s not all bad news for veteran workers.
Falls From Height
For the first time since 2012, there was no change in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses year-to-year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Not only is this a bizarre OSHA fine, it could set a dangerous precedent. The agency has fined a company for an employee’s fatal injury that happened while he was away from his home office on assignment.
On his way to work, an employee parks his car and walks to the facility entrance. He slips, falls, and seriously injures his knee on an icy/snowy sidewalk. The incident didn’t occur on the company’s property. Despite that, the company is still on the hook for workers’ comp. Why?
A new survey seeks information that will help update a voluntary fall protection standard. The online Fall Experience Survey from The Center for Construction Research and Training and the American Society of Safety Professionals asks for insights from safety pros on the root causes of falls from height. Survey results will help the ANSI/ASSP Z359 […]
You’ve probably heard lots of “rules of thumb” about workplace safety. But are they really true? This article will look at three of them.
Why is workplace safety a good business investment? Because the alternative is costly, to the tune of almost $60 billion a year, as this new report shows.
The cost of the most serious workplace injuries is rising. Where should employers focus their safety resources to target the most disabling and expensive employee injuries?
The leading causes of workplace injuries cost U.S. employers a staggering amount in workers’ compensation costs each year. Even the cost per week is a huge number.
What are OSHA inspectors targeting now? The agency has released its top 10 violations for fiscal year 2011.
Imagine this: Two of your employees who work together both get little sleep before performing a safety-sensitive task. Then, the two are involved in an incident that kills 50 people.
An employee fractured her ankle on stairs at work and filed for workers’ comp. Is this a compensable injury?
A window cleaning company faces citations and fines in connection with an incident in which a window washer fell 11 stories from the roof of a building and survived.
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