The current regulatory approach toward safety and health in the workplace needs improvement, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
More than a year after successfully adapting to pandemic-related restrictions and disruptions, many businesses are beginning to think about what comes next. While some are embracing a hybrid work format that incorporates elements of remote work and in-office activity, others will return to pre-pandemic on-site operations. Regardless of the arrangement, worker safety is top of […]
A new study calculates the financial hit U.S. businesses take each year because of absenteeism related to obesity. The study also shows how these costs vary from state to state.
Are workers performing “employment services” when they’re entering or leaving their workplace for the day? The answer to that question determined whether this employee received workers’ comp benefits.
Probably most of us have had a foot blister due to a pair of shoes that didn’t fit quite right. This employee says his steel-toed boots, required at work, led to a costly medical problem. Did he get workers’ comp for the injury?
A lawsuit on behalf of former wrestlers seeks damages from World Wresting Entertainment Inc. for head injuries. The wrestlers allege they were misclassified as independent contractors, so workers’ comp benefits weren’t available to them.
How much of an employee’s injury was caused at work, and how much of it was due to his diabetes? The answer to that question will help determine how much he receives in workers’ comp.
A new report from the National Safety Council’s Campbell Institute says many employers aren’t using a proven process to get worker wellbeing right.
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.
Safety pros know that employees’ health is an important factor in their workplace safety. But how far should companies go to change workers’ personal habits, such as eating, for the sake of safety?
A new study quantifies the financial effects on fatigued workers on U.S. businesses. The impact is enough to wipe out the current annual increase in the Gross Domestic Product.
Compared to some of the other regulations small businesses face, OSHA isn’t a big concern for owners, according to a new survey.
Studies have shown overweight workers are more likely to be injured. With that in mind, take a look at the results of one state’s survey to determine which occupations are most likely to have obese workers.
Ranking right up there with poor restroom etiquette and people not showing up for meetings, it turns out some workers find safety … annoying.
A new study has quantified what you may already have suspected: Obese employees can drive up a company’s workers’ comp costs.
An example of how tricky back injuries can be: A worker injured his back in 2005. A court had to determine if his current pain is related to the incident nine years ago.
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