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Safety/Health

Amputated finger points to several OSHA violations

09/23/2019
In all, OSHA cited the employer for 17 violations and fines totaling $287,212. The amputation was just the tip of the workplace safety iceberg.

Study: Workplace bullying also harms safety, health

09/19/2019
Bullying bosses can crush morale. But a new Portland State University study says employees’ responses can lead to more work accidents and injuries.

Manage legal risks of telecommuter workforce

09/19/2019
Before embracing remote work as an option in your organization, know what you’re getting into. You’ll need to manage three kinds of telecommuting risks: workplace safety, time tracking and compliance with local laws.

Fatality leads to settlement for farm labor contractor

08/23/2019
Healthy Harvesting Inc., located in California’s Imperial Valley, has agreed to pay $79,153 in civil penalties under the Migrant Seasonal Workers Protection Act.

‘Stress eating’: a problem for one-third of workers

08/22/2019
A new Harris poll says 35% of employees who eat lunch at work say their lunch is less healthful on stressful days.

Prepare for gun violence in your workplace

08/13/2019
Workplace shootings, though rare, do take place—often in public places such as stores, malls and parking lots, but also in office buildings, factories and warehouses. Employers should have a plan in place to protect both employees and customers.

Marijuana policies up for grabs despite restrictive DEA rulings

07/09/2019
Twice in the last three years, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has denied petitions to “reschedule” marijuana under the Controlled Sub-stances Act—despite a growing number of state initiatives to legalize it.

Houston manufacturer maxes out on OSHA fines

07/02/2019
Custom Rubber Products in Houston has earned the dubious distinction of being assessed the maximum fine allowed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

OSHA offers new suicide prevention resources

06/20/2019
The suicide rate among the U.S. working-age population jumped by 34% from 2000 to 2016, says the CDC.

OSHA takes heat seriously & you should, too

06/18/2019
OSHA just cited Evoqua Water Technologies, a company based in Georgia, for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat.