Case Study: “Can an Employee Sue Their Supervisor for a Workplace Accident?”

One of an employee's job duties was to operate a band molding machine that compressed and punched inserted plastic into the desired shape. Over time, hardened plastic would accumulate within the mechanism, requiring its removal by hand. Normally, removing the hardened plastic was a safe procedure because the machine would only operate if the worker … Continue reading Case Study: “Can an Employee Sue Their Supervisor for a Workplace Accident?”

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OSHA “I2P2” Delayed Until September, 2014

I2P2 Powerpoint <---- Download Here! OSHA I2P2 White Paper  <----- Download PDF File Here Update: RIN Data DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC48 Publication ID: Fall 2013 Title: Injury and Illness Prevention Program Abstract: OSHA is developing a rule requiring employers to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It involves planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and … Continue reading OSHA “I2P2” Delayed Until September, 2014

OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection

Fall Protection Guidelines A synopsis of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.501 through 503). Fall protection is generally thought of as: Guardrail systems Safety net systems Personal fall arrest systems Positioning device systems, and/or Warning line systems The standard: Covers most construction workers except persons inspecting, assessing, or investigating the workplace conditions … Continue reading OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection

Can an Employee Sue Their Supervisor for a Workplace Accident?

One of an employee's job duties was to operate a band molding machine that compressed and punched inserted plastic into the desired shape. Over time, hardened plastic would accumulate within the mechanism, requiring its removal by hand. Normally, removing the hardened plastic was a safe procedure because the machine would only operate if the worker … Continue reading Can an Employee Sue Their Supervisor for a Workplace Accident?

Free Live Webinar – August 21, 2013 – “Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace”

Free Live Webinar Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT Duration: 60 Minutes Join us for this EHS Today and New Equipment Digest Webinar Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace Register now for this free live webinar : http://link.pmemanuf.com/u.d?I4Gr3R6hUMSpWS8BdpV8I=541 Falls are among the most hazardous workplace dangers tracked … Continue reading Free Live Webinar – August 21, 2013 – “Building a Fall Protection Plan and a Safer Workplace”

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?”

Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

Always Know Your Trucks Clearance Height and Make Sure It Will Clear A Bridge Overpass! OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse, dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. … Continue reading Truck Driver Safety – “Did You Check That Clearance… Clarence?”

OSHA Strengthens Protection For Temporary Workers

April 29, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS THROUGH: RICHARD E. FAIRFAX Deputy Assistant Secretary FROM: THOMAS GALASSI, Director Directorate of Enforcement Programs SUBJECT: Protecting the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers In recent months, we have received a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job. In … Continue reading OSHA Strengthens Protection For Temporary Workers

Hot Off The Press: The 2013 DART Rate OSHA Letters Are Going Out. – Is Your Company On The List?

OSHA DART Rate Inspection List 2013(1) <--Download Excel Spreadsheet Here It’s that time of year again: March Madness bracket disasters, turkey hunting in the southeast, spring weather and letters from fed-OSHA for those with high DART rates.  Days Away, Restricted and Transferred reflects the more severe (and expensive) injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost-time, … Continue reading Hot Off The Press: The 2013 DART Rate OSHA Letters Are Going Out. – Is Your Company On The List?

OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) White Paper

I2P2 Powerpoint <---- Download Here! OSHA I2P2 White Paper  <----- Download PDF File Here Introduction/Executive Summary An injury and illness prevention program,1 is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt. We know these programs can be effective at reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Many workplaces have already … Continue reading OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) White Paper

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Injured At Work……. Positive Test For Pot: Does Employee Get Workers Compensation?

Is testing positive for pot enough to disqualify an injured employee from receiving workers’ comp benefits? Vincent Hogg worked at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center. He suffered an injury to his right shoulder and neck while subduing an unruly, combative juvenile. The Worker’s Compensation Court (WCC) found Hogg sustained an injury at work and … Continue reading Injured At Work……. Positive Test For Pot: Does Employee Get Workers Compensation?