Safety and Compliance News

  • Take Action to Protect Your Employees on the Road

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured in motor vehicle crashes each year in the U.S. Furthermore, as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the No. 1 cause of employee fatalities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Recommended Safety and Health Practices Released by OSHA

    OSHA has released a set of “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs” to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA's 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces and evolving safety and health issues.

  • 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 equivalent full-time workers. The 2015 rate continues a pattern of decline that, apart from 2012, has occurred annually for the last 13 years.

  • OSHA Issues Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

    OSHA estimates that these changes will affect 112 million workers at seven million work sites, preventing 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries annually.

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