The current regulatory approach toward safety and health in the workplace needs improvement, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
Nearly seven out of ten employees surveyed by the National Safety Council report feeling tired at work.
The final, and most comprehensive, report on the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico points to seven company practices that contributed to the incident. They’re the types of mistakes that could be made by any company, not just an oil giant.
A federal agency is recommending a major shift in the way refineries are regulated for safety, shifting more responsibility to the company and turning the system more proactive instead of reactive.
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: In light of the disaster earlier this year, BP says safety and risk management are the company’s “most urgent priority.”
A federal investigation into the fatal fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in Texas points to shortcomings in existing regulations, standards and guidance. Does this case show there is a real need for more safety regulation?
Imagine this: A big order or a crisis requires lots of overtime for your employees. Where would you draw the line on OT because of worker fatigue?
The president of an oil recycling company is facing up to 15 years in prison and $1.2 million in fines under the federal Clean Air Act for a 2012 explosion that injured three employees at a Wyoming processing plant.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed its initial charges in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20, 2010. Now a former BP employee faces prison time and fines.
An employee contracted a fungal infection in his lungs while digging a trench, but his employer claimed he got the infection while bailing hay on his hobby farm. Was the employee able to get benefits?
A preliminary report by a federal investigatory agency says failures by the West Fertilizer Co., federal regulators, insurance carriers, emergency responders and local officials led to the April 17, 2013 explosion that killed 12 responders and 3 members of the public.
As a direct result of a chemical facility explosion that killed 15 people, the federal government has released a final rule for chemical facilities intended to protect the lives of emergency responders and the public.
Indiana OSHA has agreed to cut almost in half proposed fines to the University of Notre Dame in connection with the death of a student who was filming a football practice last fall. The university has agreed to take a number of steps as part of the settlement.
The first, important step to creating a solid worker safety program is with a thorough risk assessment of the workplace. But what many people don’t know is that risk assessments are not a one-time project. Does your workplace stay the same over the years, with the same staff and conditions? No, not often. It changes […]
To some employees, collecting workers’ comp looks better than collecting unemployment.
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