Safety and Compliance News

  1. Fatigue Is a Serious Safety Issue in the Workplace

    As adults, we need between seven and nine hours of sleep. However, about 38 percent of U.S. workers sleep less than six hours a night, according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report. The most important effects of Read more...
  2. How to Implement a Safety-Conscious Organization in 10 Steps

    Safety and health management programs are the key to reducing employee accidents and injuries in the workplace. OSHA offers the following 10 steps to boost the success of your safety program: Set Safety and Health as a Top Priority: Always set Read more...
  3. Survey Supports the Value of Workplace Wellness

    Increases in productivity and decreases in absenteeism strengthen the case for workplace wellness programs, according to findings from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Workplace Wellness Survey Report. The survey found 75 Read more...
  4. More Employers Commit to Employee Wellness

    Employers are trading return on investment (ROI) numbers for the prevalence of worker health and well being when it comes to workplace wellness programs. Continued increases in productivity and decreases in absenteeism strengthen the case for Read more...
  5. OSHA Cites Company for Fatal Heat-Related Injury

    OSHA recently cited Middleburg, Florida-based Southeastern Subcontractors Inc. for failing to protect employees from the dangerous hazards of working outdoors in extreme heat. OSHA investigated the roofing company after an employee died from Read more...
  6. Protect Workers in the Dog Days of Summer

    The dog days of summer often bring soaring temperatures. Therefore, now is a good time to make sure workers in hot conditions are protected from heat illness, which claims dozens of employee lives every year. Cal/OSHA has a heat illness prevention Read more...
  7. Recordkeeping Reminder: Nine Times You Don't Have to Record an Injury or Illness

    OSHA requires most employers to record work-related injuries and illnesses if they meet certain criteria. However, there are situations where an injury or illness occurs in the work environment but it is not considered work-related. For example, Read more...
  8. Employer Reported Injuries and Illnesses Drop in 2015

    According to recently released numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015, which occurred at a rate of 3.0 cases per 100 Read more...
  9. Hawaii Experiences Surge in Employee Accidents

    The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) recently revealed that four fatalities and several serious injuries occurred during a 20 day period in May. The Hawaii Occupational Safety & Health Division (HIOSH) is Read more...
  10. Workplace Accidents: Consider All of the Costs

    Workplace accidents are more expensive than most people realize but do you know why? If you think about it, some costs related to on-the-job accidents are obvious, such as workers’ compensation claims, which cover medical costs, and indemnity Read more...

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