“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″​

Infographic: OSHA’s New Injury Reporting Rule Explained

Beginning on January 1, new requirements for reporting serious work-related injuries and illnesses will take effect. Are you prepared? This BLR infographic shows how to determine whether an injury must be reported to OSHA under the revised rule. OSHA's New Injury Reporting Rule Explained by Safety.BLR.com

“Infographic: OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule Updates: What Employers Need to Know.”

On September 11, 2014, OSHA announced a final rule that alters requirements for reporting work-related fatalities and severe injuries and updates the list of injuries that are partially exempt from the injury and illness recordkeeping requirement. This BLR infographic provides an overview of the changes, which take effect on January 1, 2015. OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule … Continue reading “Infographic: OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule Updates: What Employers Need to Know.”

“Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

By Meagan Newman We let OSHA inspect because we have to, right? Actually, no—we do not always have to let them inspect. This is a question that comes up quite a bit with employers, both the kind that see OSHA inspectors frequently and those that have never had the pleasure. The answer, that we do … Continue reading “Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

Employers know they need to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses, but sometimes figuring out whether a particular case belongs on the OSHA 300 Log can be tricky. OSHA uses a four-part test to determine recordability. In order for an injury or illness to be considered recordable, the case must meet all four of … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Work related MSDs (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

A Lot Has Changed Since 1979!! Did you know that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. This is almost twice the rate for private industry as a … Continue reading OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

Info-graphic Courtesy of Vivid Learning Systems® OSHA - Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendinitis Rotator cuff injuries (a shoulder problem) Epicondylitis (an elbow problem) Trigger finger Muscle strains and low back injuries Existing Guidelines OSHA Ergonomics Program Management Guidelines for Meatpacking Plants. OSHA, (1993). Beverage … Continue reading Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

Employers know they need to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses, but sometimes figuring out whether a particular case belongs on the OSHA 300 Log can be tricky.OSHA uses a four-part test to determine recordability. In order for an injury or illness to be considered recordable, the case must meet all four of the … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013

OSHA proposes new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses On Nov. 7, OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics' release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 15, 2013