America’s 10 deadliest jobs; “Where’s the concern?” asks a safety association president; top 8 features employees want in wellness programs; “delusional” doctor booted from workers’ comp board; and as a safety pro, what do you think about driverless cars? Click through for this week’s Safety News Summary.
Each year, after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases the preliminary numbers for workplace fatalities, the news filters to the general media, bringing attention to workplace fatalities. See America’s 10 Deadliest Jobs from Forbes.
Staying on the topic of the BLS fatality report, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock asks, “Where’s the concern?” since 13 employees are still killed on the job each day.
What do employees want from company wellness programs? Megan Berry at HR Benefits Alert writes about a new survey that answers the question.
A Texas plastic surgeon who reviews workers’ comp cases for the state says he uncovered a plot to assassinate President Obama by a patient he was assessing. The only problem is that this never happened. The doctor’s been temporarily barred from practicing medicine.
And how safe would you feel in a car that drives itself? New technology is supposed to make these driverless cars even safer than traditional ones that require a person behind the wheel. Let us know what you think about this.
And while you’re letting us know your opinion about driverless cars, you can also let us know about interesting posts related to safety that you’ve read on the web this week. Pass them along, and we’ll feature the posts in a future Safety News Summary.