Safety and Compliance News

  1. Company Owner to Pay $1.04 Million to Employees Terminated for Assisting Safety Investigation

    A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has awarded $1,047,399 in lost wages and punitive damages to two former employees of a Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer after a jury found the company and Read more...
  2. Take a Stand Against Digital Distractions

    Evidence is mounting that technology is not only a danger on the roadways — it is a safety issue in the workplace. Anytime you have distracted employees, the risk of accidents and injuries increases. The most feasible solution to rein in digital Read more...
  3. OSHA Proposes More Than $1.3 Million in Fines for Ohio Company

    OSHA has proposed penalties of $1,326,367 to Dowa THT America Inc. — a metal heat treatment company based in Bowling Green, Ohio — after the company exposed employees to atmospheric, thermal, electrical and mechanical hazards as Read more...
  4. Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2019 Are Revealed

    The National Safety Council and OSHA recently announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019. The list is as follows: • Fall Protection — General Requirements (1926.501): 6,010 violations Read more...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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