IR-2022-124, June 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. — Read on http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-increases-mileage-rate-for-remainder-of-2022
Revised 6/18/2022 Originally posted on August 18, 2012: I have just finished watching the movie “Godfather II” with my son. Toward the end of the …Life and Death on the Power Plant Lake
The following heat-related case studies are the result of from OSHA enforcement investigations. Some identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of workers and employers — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat-exposure/case-studies
Heat - Protecting New Workers | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat-exposure/protecting-new-workers
US Department of Labor announces $11.7M funding availability of Susan Harwood Training grants for workplace safety, health hazards training WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces $11.7M funding availability of Susan Harwood Training grants for workplace safety, health hazards training
This is the second in a three-part series examining the safety of vulnerable road users, as new federal data show a rise in traffic deaths among motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians last year. Read the first post.
I love nearly everything about bicycles, from riding around Virginia to creating art for the NTSB office with old parts. I say “nearly” everything because U.S. roads are far too dangerous for bicyclists — and it’s getting worse.
On World Bicycle Day, I’m calling on every road user to help change the conversation.
Outdated Thinking is Deadly
Bicycles have been around for two centuries. But that’s no excuse for our safety approach to be stuck in the past, as it currently is.
We have to stop telling bicyclists not to get injured. We have to let…
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This is the last post in a three-part series examining the safety of vulnerable road users, as new federal data show a rise in traffic deaths among motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians last year. You can read the first two posts here and here.
I just got back from Helsinki, Finland, where I attended the International Transportation Safety Association’s annual meeting.
I am amazed at the Finn’s approach to road safety, especially their focus on road design and infrastructure that separates and protects pedestrians and bicyclists from each other and road traffic, which has enabled them to achieve a safety feat in their capital city that people in the United States still consider impossible: zero pedestrian deaths.
A Tale of Two Countries
The public health crisis on U.S. roads is devastating and getting worse. People at the greatest risk are vulnerable…
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MSHA has developed an extensive set of pocket cards with safety and health in mind, formatted to be easily printed, carried, and shared. Best Practice (BP) cards provide DOs and DON’Ts established to keep yourself and others out of harm’s way. Health Hazard (HH) cards provide important information you need to know to prevent occupational … Continue reading MSHA Best Practice and Health Hazard Cards | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
ABSTRACT Causal agents for workers' compensation claims and physical injury have largely been identified as physical demands. We proposed an integrated theory of physical injury (i.e. musculoskeletal disorder symptoms [MSDs]) and workers' compensation claims, which combined psychosocial and physical mechanisms. A random, population-based sample of 1095 Australian workers completed a telephone interview on two occasions… … Continue reading Psychosocial safety climate, psychosocial and physical factors in the aetiology of musculoskeletal disorder symptoms and workplace injury compensation claims – Safety & Performance Research Summaries
Heat Illness Prevention Campaign | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat
By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, A. Scott Hecker, Ilana R. Morady, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: We recently blogged that Silica is the New — Read on http://www.environmentalsafetyupdate.com/osha-compliance/msha-launches-enforcement-initiative-to-protect-miners-from-overexposure-to-respirable-crystalline-silica/
Back Forty will bring you periodic reviews, interviews and reporter insights about the stories they wrote. You can subscribe here or below. — Read on thefern.org/blog_posts/back-forty-how-to-protect-farmworkers-from-heat-related-kidney-disease/