Cal/OSHA Reveals a Draft of Its Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Regulation

By Andrew J. Sommer Cal/OSHA has used up all of its “re-adoptions” of its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, so if COVID-19 regulatory …Cal/OSHA Reveals a Draft of Its Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Regulation

OSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda: Meh!

The White House has released its Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda and I’m not jumping for joy. At this rate, it is unlikely that, aside from a COVID-19 …OSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda: Meh!

Lies, damned lies, and incident statistics

Incident data is frequently used in organisations for reporting on current and historical performance and for evaluating risk exposure (in a sense). …Lies, damned lies, and incident statistics

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Intel | Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt — Read on http://www.burnsandwilcox.com/insights/multiple-accidents-bring-boston-construction-projects-to-a-halt/

Marvit Nominated to Mine Safety Review Commission

We discussed the turmoil at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) a couple of weeks ago and how the Biden administration and …Marvit Nominated to Mine Safety Review Commission

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Last week: Three killed in trench collapses, Ohio public employee (with no OSHA coverage) dies in wastewater treatment plant, firefighter crushed in …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Heat – Protecting New Workers | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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

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

MSHA Best Practice and Health Hazard Cards | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

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)

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

Texas County Official Try To Protect Citizen From Pollution, but the State is Trying to Stop Them The goal of the environmental justice movement is …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety

Under-reporting of non-fatal occupational injuries among precarious and non-precarious workers in Sweden – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Abstract Background Under-reporting of occupational injuries (OIs) among precariously employed workers in Sweden challenges effective surveillance of OIs and targeted preventive measures. Objective To estimate the magnitude of under-reporting of OIs among precarious and non-precarious workers in Sweden in 2013. Methods Capture–recapture methods were applied using the national OIs register and records from a labour market insurance company.… … Continue reading Under-reporting of non-fatal occupational injuries among precarious and non-precarious workers in Sweden – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Weekly Toll: Workplace Death Takes No Summer Vacation

On average, almost 100 workers are killed every week in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. Over 20 times as many die from …Weekly Toll: Workplace Death Takes No Summer Vacation