Safety incentives and injury reporting; an update on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program; an unintended consequence of safer cars; and how does your body measure up to those of Olympic athletes? It’s all in this week’s Safety News Summary.
We’ve told you previously about OSHA’s opposition to safety incentive programs that could discourage workers from reporting injuries. A recent post on Speaking of Precision, the blog of the Precision Machine Products Association, details the group’s challenge to an OSHA memorandum on the topic of safety incentives and OSHA administrator David Michael’s reply. If you’re a bit confused about what safety incentives OSHA thinks are OK and which aren’t, checking out this web post might help you.
Speaking of unintended consequences from safety programs, in this post from KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia, a fire company battalion chief explains why rescues from newer cars are sometimes more difficult for first responders.
Here’s an update on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program from the blog Facing South. You may be surprised to find out how many companies are now in the program that requires mandatory follow-up inspections for companies OSHA consider to be severe violators.
And finally this week, are you having Olympics withdrawl? You can get one more fix in this BBC post that will help you find Your Olympic Body Match. Find out if you are as healthy as an Olympic athlete. At Safety News Alert, we didn’t find a match because there wasn’t a category for “spectator only.”
Update: Last week, we told you about a debate on whether all states should be required to have laws that mandate helmets for motorcycle riders. Safety News Alert commenter JasonB said there’s another discussion on the topic at the FairWarning blog.
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