Posts Tagged ‘employee injury’

First Aid Training Powerpoints May 22, 2016 No Comments

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This training powerpoint was created by Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The presentation started with the definition of first aid and the four essential program elements. It also listed different kind […]

OSHA’s Public Injury Records Rule Gets Final Needed Approval May 3, 2016 No Comments

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“Any day now, OSHA could publish its final rule requiring electronic workplace injury records to be made publicly available.
The White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs concluded its review of the regulation, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” OSHA is now free to publish the rule when it’s ready.
OSHA’s stated purpose of the […]

Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day No Comments


More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses.
“Working people should not have to risk their lives to make a living and […]

OSHA: Wisconsin Paper Mill Worker’s Death was ‘Preventable’ April 25, 2016 No Comments

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A machine operator was killed while servicing a high-speed conveyor belt at a Clearwater Paper mill in Ladysmith, Wis. His death, OSHA says, was “preventable.”
The 46-year-old-man was killed in October 2015 because his employer did not ensure that the equipment on which he was working was powered down and locked out, OSHA said.
“Workers at the […]

OSHA Top 10 Infographic: The Value of Safety April 21, 2016 No Comments

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The following infographic breaks down the OSHA top 10 most cited violations. Year after year they continue to show little change. The top 10 cited OSHA violations are:

1926.501 – Fall Protection- This section sets forth requirements for employers to provide fall protection systems. All fall protection required by […]

OSHA Machine Guards Might Have Prevented Severing Worker’s Arm April 5, 2016 No Comments

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A machine that sizes and cuts rubber hose severed a 52-year-old woman’s right arm just nine days after she starting a new job as a machine operator at Parker Hannifin Corp.’s Kennett, Mo., worksite. After an investigation, OSHA determined the machine lacked adequate safety guards to prevent the horrific injury.
On March 24, OSHA issued one […]

A Fatal March in Nebraska: OSHA Says 4 Dead in 13 Days No Comments


It was a rough March for employers in Nebraska. OSHA received reports of four worker fatalities starting on March 9th, and it’s urging state employers to beef up safety programs.
OSHA’s Omaha Area Office is investigating four worker deaths in the Husker state and offering compliance assistance, tips and other information to help employers there.
The string […]

Corporate Safety Planning – Past, Present and Future April 4, 2016 No Comments

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A few short decades ago, safety planning was not considered a priority for many corporations. Instead, most incidents and emergencies were handled as they occurred, as effectively as possible given the limited technology resources available at the time.
Today, workplace health and safety departments have evolved into something else entirely. Safety planning has become a must-have […]

Safety Training is Saving Lives, but Four Industries Remain High Risk April 3, 2016 No Comments

Rate Fatal Occupational Injuries by State 2014

OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that, prior to its inception in 1971, some 14,000 workers were killed on the job each year.  Though the most recent accident statistics are not yet complete, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show just 4,679 workplace deaths in 2014, up a little from 2012 (4,628) […]

7 Hacks to Increase Workplace Safety Today March 29, 2016 No Comments


Danger is everywhere, and the chance of someone getting injured is increased dramatically when safety rules are absent, ignored or overlooked. Whether or not you are in the material handling industry, your likelihood of accidents can be controlled and minimized by improving your workplace’s safety. Here are 7 powerful tips that will cultivate a safer […]

FDA Proposed Ban on Powdered Gloves No Comments


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a ban on most powdered gloves used in the country.
The ban, which would cover powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove, would remove powdered gloves from the marketplace.
The FDA says the risks associated with using powdered gloves are “unreasonable […]

Do we really need “One More” safety brand? March 22, 2016 No Comments


I have just been reading an article by Kevin Jones of a “new model” of safety that the consulting firm Ernst & Young are about to launch onto the safety world. The value of this new approach, which they have termed “Plus One”, is that it apparently takes the next step after Zero Harm. So […]

Over 10,000 Severe Worker Injuries Reported First Year OSHA Requirement No Comments

Since Jan. 1, 2015, employers have been required to report any severe work-related injury – defined as a hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye – within 24 hours. The requirement that an employer report a workplace fatality within eight hours remains in force. In the first year of the new requirement, employers notified OSHA […]

A Roadmap to Safety Excellence March 15, 2016 No Comments

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With this downloadable PDF of 14 columns from author and speaker Terry L. Mathis, launches its first collection of columns.
In February 2012, Terry L. Mathis began contributing to EHS Today’s Managing Safety column. Readers demanded more columns from Terry, and he began contributing monthly. Soon, the safety management column belonged to Terry and the […]

Safety – Just a Few Bad Apples No Comments


I hear stories everyday about presenters and trainers in the risk and safety space peddling simplistic snake oil as the pathway to success. Often the idea being presented is based on a kernel of something good but then extended out to be something quite dangerous. Unfortunately the safety industry is susceptible to a host of […]