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Safety/Health

New OSHA record rules won’t stop controversy

04/02/2019
In January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made official several documentation changes it had announced in July 2018. Affected were OSHA forms used to record workplace injuries and illnesses.

OSHA fines, criminal charges after Manhattan crane plunge

03/26/2019
A Missouri company working on an East Harlem construction project last year face OSHA fines after a small crane tumbled out of a fourth-floor window, critically injuring three workers.

Opioid crisis affects three out of four employers

03/26/2019
Seventy-five percent of U.S. employers have been directly affected by opioids but only 17% feel extremely well prepared to deal with the issue, according to a survey released in March by the National Safety Council.

Employee death triggers $422K fine for Dallas contractor

03/06/2019
RKM Utility Services faces $422,006 in fines from OSHA after one of its employees died from hydrogen sulfide gas exposure on a company worksite.

Violence prevention resources for employers

02/19/2019
Several federal agencies offer helpful violence prevention resources for employers.

8 signs point to potential workplace violence

02/19/2019
Dennis Davis, a former police SWAT team liaison who now directs client training for the employment law firm Ogletree Deakins, urges being alert for workers who display any of these eight warning signs of violent behavior.

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.