Impact of Worker Fatigue on Hazard Recognition Skills

This study explored the links of fatigue on hazard recognition skills in construction. 155 electrical power transmission and distribution line …Impact of Worker Fatigue on Hazard Recognition Skills

Weekly Toll: Missing from the Thanksgiving Table

How workers died last week. Falls, shootings, forklifts, snow removal, hit-and-runs  ….. On average, almost 100 workers are killed every week in the …Weekly Toll: Missing from the Thanksgiving Table

Has the pendulum swung too far in investigations and safety?

When investigating adverse events, “has the pendulum swing too far” towards remote and abstract organisational factors and away from local conditions…Has the pendulum swung too far in investigations and safety?

Happy Thanksgiving

We at Confined Space World Headquarters wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! There is much to be thankful for in Confined Space World this …Happy Thanksgiving

Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA is beginning to review work related stress as a workplace hazard falling under its jurisdiction. OSHA, citing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 2018 publication on Mental Health in the Workplace, has released a Safety and Health Topics bulletin addressing workplace stress and mental health hazards. According to OSHA, these … Continue reading Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

Animal Agriculture is Dangerous Animal agriculture Is dangerous work and the people who do it have few protections, according to a 5-part series by …Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

OSHA Significantly Increases the Number of Investigators | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: With a larger base of compliance officers, OSHA has significantly increased its ability to conduct on-site inspections and reorient its enforcement strategies. OSHA’s budget was essentially flat during the Trump Administration.  As health care costs increased and compliance safety and health officers retired, OSHA struggled to recruit and hire replacements.  Times have changed.  … Continue reading OSHA Significantly Increases the Number of Investigators | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Fatality Rates from Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Higher Among Minorities | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recent data continues to show material disparities in serious injury and fatality rates among employees of differing races or ethnicities, with African-Americans and Hispanics showing considerably higher rates. The National Safety Council has published its Injury Facts® report tracking and analyzing national data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on workplace injuries and illnesses. … Continue reading Fatality Rates from Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Higher Among Minorities | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Chicago-area contractor faces $277K in fines for repeated failures to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Chicago-area contractor faces $277K in fines for repeated failures to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards — Read on http://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region5/11102022

Examining Factors that Influence the Existence of Heinrich’s Safety Triangle Using Site-Specific H&S Data from More than 25,000 Establishments

One of several studies that explored the statistical validity of the safety triangle. Data was from >25,000 establishments over a 13-year period from…Examining Factors that Influence the Existence of Heinrich’s Safety Triangle Using Site-Specific H&S Data from More than 25,000 Establishments

Weekly Toll: Died at Work

How workers died last week. Electrocutions, tow trucks, railroad, crushed by materials, gas leaks, shootings, vehicles ….. On average, almost 100 …Weekly Toll: Died at Work

Shifting the safety rules paradigm – Introducing doctrine to US wildland firefighting operations

A VERY interesting study. It explores the shift the US Forest Service took from seeing rules from a compliance/violation logic that people *must* …Shifting the safety rules paradigm – Introducing doctrine to US wildland firefighting operations