Safety and Compliance News

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Plan Ahead to Prevent Falls

    Falls are among the leading cause of death on the job. According 
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each year, hundreds of workers die from injuries caused by falls from ladders, scaffolds, buildings or other elevations. Here are some ways to Read more...
  6. Essential Steps Toward Fall Prevention

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal work injuries from falls have increased 25 percent since 2011. Take the following actions to reduce falls in your facility: Review accident reports to see how many slips,  Read more...
  7. 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 Read more...
  8. School Is in Session: Drive Carefully!

    The end of August means back to school in many parts of
the country. It also means an increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic in many areas. Twenty-three million students in the United States ride a school bus to and from school every day. Read more...
  9. Educate Employees About Electricity-Related Hazards

    When it comes to electricity, be sure your workers are aware of the hazards and that you work together to minimize them. The most common causes of electricity-related injuries are electrocution, electric shock, burns and falls (related to shocks). Read more...
  10. Key Responsibilities Regarding PPE in the Workplace

    OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective. As a safety manager or supervisor, you are required to determine if PPE Read more...

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