“BLS: On-The-Job Deaths At Highest Level Since 2008″​

A total of 4,836 deaths due to workplace injuries occurred in 2015 – a 0.3 percent increase over 2014 and the most since 5,214 workers died in 2008, according to data released Dec. 16t, 2016 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other highlights from the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries: The 903 deaths among Hispanic … Continue reading “BLS: On-The-Job Deaths At Highest Level Since 2008″​

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“New NFPA Video Underscores Long-Lasting Realities Of Home Fire Survivors”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr3Cf8H4OwE On average, there are nearly 13,000 civilian fire injuries attributed to home fires each year. In cooperation with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, NFPA has produced a new video underscoring the painful aftermath of these injuries. Burn care specialists from the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center, one of the premier burn care hospitals … Continue reading “New NFPA Video Underscores Long-Lasting Realities Of Home Fire Survivors”

“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

“4 Character Traits Of Respected Safety Leaders”

If you want to become an effective and respected safety leader, work on these personality traits. Back in 2009, when Google first launched their Project Oxygen employee survey, they were looking for a way to help their managers be better. They were also looking for ways that managers and supervisors could help engage employees better. What Google soon discovered … Continue reading “4 Character Traits Of Respected Safety Leaders”

Safety Comics Of The Day – Santa Style 2016 – Have a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! #HolidaySafety

  Merry Christmas To All & Thank You For Visiting My Blog in 2016!  Jack Benton, Chicago South Suburbs, Illinois - EHS Safety News America® 2016 Wish List: Chicago Area EHS -Safety  & Loss Control - Risk  Job Leads Welcomed! @USASafetyNews - DM Me!

“Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

NFPA provides a wealth of safety information to help ensure the holiday season is a safe one. Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. NFPA’s Project Holiday campaign works to … Continue reading “Winter Holiday Safety Tips” #HomeSafety #HolidaySafety #NFPA

“How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report” #Safety #Accident #Report

An accident or  incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, … Continue reading “How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report” #Safety #Accident #Report

“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those … Continue reading How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

“Workplace Injuries By The Numbers – Every 7 Seconds A Worker Is Injured On The Job”

Nearly 13,000 American workers are injured each day. These numbers are staggering, and the worst part is that each one is preventable. Taking preventative action can spare workers needless pain and suffering. Provided by the National Safety Council

“Safety Photo of the Day” – “The Meaning of Integrity in Safety”

Do workers view you – the safety pro – in a positive way? “You are one of those guys, huh?” This is what a guest at a party said to John Babcock, senior safety engineer for the International Space Station, after he told the guest what he did for a living. The partygoer worked at … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – “The Meaning of Integrity in Safety”

“Are You Meeting This OSHA Requirement? – “Are You Training Your Employees In A Language That They Understand?”

In order for your Environmental and Health Safety (EHS) training to be effective, you must have clear communication with trainees. This goal may be hard to achieve with workers who speak English as a second language (ESL). However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that an employer’s responsibility to provide employees with information … Continue reading “Are You Meeting This OSHA Requirement? – “Are You Training Your Employees In A Language That They Understand?”

“Roofing Contractor Sentenced To Prison For Lying To OSHA About Worker Death”

A Pennsylvania-based roofing contractor who lied to OSHA in the aftermath of an employee death was sentenced March 29 to 10 months in prison. James J. McCullagh, 60, pleaded guilty in December to four counts of making false statements, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of willfully violating an OSHA rule that … Continue reading “Roofing Contractor Sentenced To Prison For Lying To OSHA About Worker Death”

“How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report”

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those … Continue reading “How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report”

“Download OSHA’s New 2016 HAZCOM – SDS Guidance Manual Here”

Download OSHA's New 2016 HAZCOM - SDS Guidance Manual in PDF format here: https://lnkd.in/bxmuBaz Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of … Continue reading “Download OSHA’s New 2016 HAZCOM – SDS Guidance Manual Here”

“New DOJ/DOL Initiative Criminalizes Worker Safety Violations – Employment Law This Week”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3MaZEMgotM One of the featured stories on Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – is that in a year when OSHA penalties are already set to increase, a new enforcement initiative is putting pressure on companies to make sure they’re compliant. The Department of Justice and the Department of Labor … Continue reading “New DOJ/DOL Initiative Criminalizes Worker Safety Violations – Employment Law This Week”