SAFETY/HEALTH

Work fatalities hit 8-year high; the 10 deadliest jobs

01/19/2017
4,836 Americans were killed in workplace accidents in 2015.

OSHA fines Doylestown, Pa., psych facility for biting hazard

01/03/2017
OSHA has fined Foundations Behavioral Health $36,701 for four violations related to employee safety at its Doylestown location.

Work fatality rate falls, even as numbers go up

12/29/2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its Census of Workplace Fatal Injuries for 2015.

Court: Employer can't be held responsible for failing to predict employee violence

12/22/2016
So-called negligent retention doesn’t require employers to predict who may turn violent.

Put safety first when employing teenagers

11/22/2016
You have a special responsibility to provide a safe working environment for teenage workers.

OSHA goes through roof over repeat violations in upstate New York

11/11/2016
A Syracuse roofing contractor faces fines of more than $96,000 following an OSHA worksite inspection in Camillus.

Drug testing still legal under new OSHA reporting rule

11/01/2016
A controversial new OSHA rule cracking down on retaliation against safety whistleblowers doesn’t ban employee drug testing.

OSHA levies $218k fine after gruesome hand amputation

10/12/2016
Syracuse-based York Metal Toll Processing faces additional fines after it failed to address issues uncovered by OSHA inspectors following an accident in which an employee’s hand was amputated by a power press.

Zika preparedness: Consider employee safety and legal issues

10/07/2016
As temperatures in the Northeast cool and mosquitos disappear until spring, the Zika virus may no longer be on people’s minds, but it should remain on your radar.

What rights do employers have under Texas's Open Carry Law? Can we ban guns at work?

09/29/2016
Q. We are a private business that would like to prohibit our employees and customers from carrying firearms inside our corporate premises. May we do so?

Lessons from LochteGate: Regulating alcohol in the workplace

09/29/2016
Here are some strategies for minimizing the potential for alcohol-related misconduct.

Contractor not liable for city worker's injury

09/29/2016
A contractor hired to perform work for a city isn’t responsible for an injured government employee whose work it did not control.

Is it true that California law requires us to give employees a way to work sitting down?

09/26/2016
Q. An employee recently complained that I was violating California’s “suitable seating law” by requiring him to stand throughout his shift. Am I required to let my employees sit?

Do employees feel safe in your workplace?

09/22/2016
More than nine out of 10 workers surveyed said that their workplace is a secure place to work.

Of course, no cellphone use while driving, but what about smartphone-based GPS?

09/22/2016
Q. We have a policy that does not allow employees to use their cellphones when driving for work, but what about GPS? Many employees say that they cannot safely get to a location without using the GPS functions built into their phones.
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