“OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers”

Safety Records: Recording Work-Related Illness and Injury Each employer is required by OSHA to keep records of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Specifically, they must record each fatality, injury and illness that is work-related is a new case, and meets one or more of the general recording criteria noted in Section 1904.7 (or the application to … Continue reading “OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers”

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“How You Could Test Positive For Drugs When You’re Not”

https://youtu.be/3OY5o1x8tus An estimated 45 to 50 million employees are drug tested each year in the United States. Are they accurate every time, though? Turns out, it can be wrong on more occasions than one might expect. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook  

“Is Your Hardhat Enough? – Safety & Injuries On Construction “Sites”

 

“How Would a Court Rate Your Training Programs?”

  OSHA Top 10 Violations Cited In 2014 Your training programs make the difference between safe workers and injured workers. They can also protect you from liability. Here's a case in point. "Brendan" worked for a chemical company for 30 years before he was injured. A mechanic, Brendan was hurt when he and another employee … Continue reading “How Would a Court Rate Your Training Programs?”

“The A, B, C’s & 1, 2, 3’s of Fall Protection”

“Nursing Our Injured Workers’ Ain’t No Hooey”

I was intrigued by this article in my daily Workers Compensation.com - CompNewsNetwork on how Traveler's Insurance has taken a bold step in hiring Nurses for a "Concierge Claim Nurse Program which guides an injured worker back to work quicker and saves money by working one on one with their Concierge Claim Nurse. Seems that … Continue reading “Nursing Our Injured Workers’ Ain’t No Hooey”

Fatal Temporary Worker Injuries Drawing OSHA’s Attention

On April 15, 2013, 26-year-old Marine and Iraq War veteran David Eleidjian was assigned as a temporary worker to a Henkel Corporation manufacturing plant in Bay Point, Calif. Eleidjian was tasked with scraping adhesive from mixing equipment just 12 inches from an unguarded shaft spinning at up to 350 rotations per minute. The coveralls provided … Continue reading Fatal Temporary Worker Injuries Drawing OSHA’s Attention

Warehouse Safety – “The Dangers of Modern Warehouses & How to Prevent Them”

The modern warehouse can be a dangerous work environment. There are fatalities along with general injuries from workplace accidents in warehouses related to forklifts, docks and conveyors. With over seven thousand operational warehouses employing more than 145,000 workers warehouse safety videos and plans for prevention can help businesses save costs on Workers Compensation claims and … Continue reading Warehouse Safety – “The Dangers of Modern Warehouses & How to Prevent Them”

Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcsTRQNZLE "Temporary Work, Lasting Harm" by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson ProPublica, Dec. 18, 2013, 2:27 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for the fender bender, buy some new shoes and, if things went well, maybe even … Continue reading Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

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 … Continue reading OSHA “I2P2” Delayed Until September, 2014

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?”

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

Do Employee Safety Incentives Discourage Workers from Reporting Injuries? Download GAO Report Below!

Many employers are in the dark over whether their safety incentive programs encourage or discourage the reporting of injuries and illnesses by their employees, or if they have no effect. But a new report says employers, and the federal officials who oversee workplace safety, should care what effects the incentives are having. In March 2005, … Continue reading Do Employee Safety Incentives Discourage Workers from Reporting Injuries? Download GAO Report Below!

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?

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems and tendonitis account for nearly 70 million doctor office visits in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In addition, MSD’s lead to employee absences, lost productivity, and increased health care, disability and worker’s compensation costs. Knowledge of … Continue reading Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

OSHA’s “$afety Pays Program”- Small Business Injury Loss Calculator & Tools

OSHA's $afety Pays Program OSHA's "$afety Pays" program can help employers assess the impact of occupational injuries and illnesses on their profitability. This program uses a company's profit margin, the average costs of an injury or illness, and an indirect cost multiplier to project the amount of sales a company would need to cover those … Continue reading OSHA’s “$afety Pays Program”- Small Business Injury Loss Calculator & Tools