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”

Addressing Safety Challenges for Disabled Workers – “How Do You Get Through Your Day?”

Richie Parker, HMS Engineer -"How Do You Get Through Your Day?" - Video Courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports® ESPN® Employees in today’s workplace face many challenges. Work forces have been cut, and in many cases, workdays have been extended. Older workers are unable to retire, while younger workers are unable to find work. New technology is … Continue reading Addressing Safety Challenges for Disabled Workers – “How Do You Get Through Your Day?”

Op Ed! ‘Anything Goes’ Capitalism Destroys Companies—and Workers’ Lives

By Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers President In the title tune to the 1934 musical “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter says “times have changed,” since the stock market crashed in 1929, but the super rich, like John D. Rockefeller Jr., “still can hoard enough money to let Max Gordon produce his shows.” The lyrics also tease FDR … Continue reading Op Ed! ‘Anything Goes’ Capitalism Destroys Companies—and Workers’ Lives

Capitalize on Strengths, Minimize Risks for “Older” Workers

A recent white paper from PMA Companies of Blue Bell, Pa., studies the positive impact of an aging work force, and examines how employers can capitalize on the strengths of older adults while minimizing high-severity risks. While the increase in older workers in the American work force could suggest a corresponding decrease in workplace productivity and … Continue reading Capitalize on Strengths, Minimize Risks for “Older” Workers