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Safety/Health

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.

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.