The current regulatory approach toward safety and health in the workplace needs improvement, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
An independent truck driver couldn’t convince an appeals court his injury from lighting a firework in a warehouse was work-related despite it occurring on customer property while he was picking up a load. The driver claimed setting off fireworks was a way for him to build a relationship with his clients, so his injuries were […]
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With the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern,” do employers need to take action? According to law firm Seyfarth Shaw, the answer is, “Not at this time.” “Unlike COVID-19, which is transmitted in the air, monkeypox’s primary route of […]
You know from experience that distracted workers are less safe, and the coronavirus pandemic may have your workers unusually distracted. Among the concerns that could be weighing on their minds – the security of their jobs, the health of family members and managing the schoolwork of their children. And they may be uncomfortable talking about […]
Can an employer be held responsible for an injured worker’s significant weight gain? If the weight gain is a consequence of a compensable injury, then yes, according to the Idaho Supreme Court. The court found that an employer’s liability extends to secondary medical issues caused by compensable injuries, and in a case involving an employee’s […]
In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, can an employer be held responsible for the health and safety of an employee’s family? The answer is maybe for now, but cases in California could change that. How can an employer possibly be liable if a worker’s family gets sick? That’s a question that has become a […]
In an effort to better support workers dealing with symptoms of long COVID, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Surgeon General are seeking public input on the condition. Beginning July 12, the agencies are inviting the public to join a national online dialogue to gather ideas for […]
Industry Experts Offer Advice on Keeping Employees Safe and Healthy As health experts raised the threat level of the swine flu to 5, indicating “a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent,” some U.S. businesses are just now beginning to look at ways to prepare for the potential health, social, and economic impact of a […]
Add another voice to the chorus calling for companies to use the latest science and not just OSHA’s limits when it comes to protecting workers from hazardous chemicals.
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.
New research from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicates employers that support their employees’ mental health will not only have a safer workplace but will also see a return of $4 for every dollar invested in support efforts. More than 40% of Americans reported increased mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to workplace […]
A new report shows the changing workplace has shifted the kinds of occupational diseases, such as musculoskeletal disorders and stress, that afflict thousands of workers in New York. Two researchers who run New York’s Upstate Medical University’s Occupational Health Clinic Center recently finished the first statewide look in 30 years at workplace impacts on disease […]
The cost of poor worker health; best and worst states for getting workers off comp; the history of safe driving via an infographic; and how many days has it been since your last dinosaur incident? Click through to find out more about these topics in this week’s Safety News Summary.
The serious ramifications of NFL players suffering concussions have received more and more attention. Now a professor of environmental health sciences is suggesting that OSHA “step up” to the challenge of making the sport safer for players.
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