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Safety/Health

OSHA lessens safety reporting requirements for large employers

02/12/2019
A new OSHA rule cuts some slack for larger employers, which are no longer required to electronically submit some injury and illness reports to the safety agency.

Where to focus safety efforts to avoid most costly injuries?

01/17/2019
Workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses $1 billion each week in workers’ compensation costs.

Flu could cost employers $17 billion this season

01/15/2019
While it is difficult for the CDC to predict flu severity, the staffing firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimates absences due to influenza could cost employers more than $17 billion in lost productivity this season.

OSHA proposes fines after finding no peace at KidsPeace

12/06/2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited KidsPeace, a private charity serving youth with behavioral and mental health problems, for exposing its employees to workplace violence.

Dallas metal recycler fined after worker is crushed

12/04/2018
Improperly stored metal pipes fell on a worker at Venture Metals, Inc., in Dallas in October, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

OSHA cites contractor for trench safety issues in Austin

12/04/2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited UST Systems, Inc., an underground storage tank contractor, for trench safety hazards at an Austin construction site.

Snapshot: Opioid crisis spills into the workplace

12/04/2018
An estimated 11.4 million Americans misuse prescription opioids.

You must prove OSHA compliance is impossible

11/27/2018
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the power to fine employers that don’t follow workplace safety rules. However, if an employer can show that providing safety measures would be impossible, compliance would not be required.

Don’t assign disciplinary points for reporting injuries

11/19/2018
A federal court awarded a machine operator in Wisconsin $100,000 in back wages and compensatory damages after he was fired soon after reporting an on-the-job injury.

Employers step up efforts to quell violence

11/15/2018
In a trend that appears to be accelerating, employers in more industries are trying to find practical ways to keep their workers safe from violent attacks.