Tag: high risk industries

OSHA’s Public Injury Records Rule Gets Final Needed Approval

“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…

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Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

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…

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Corporate Safety Planning – Past, Present and Future

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…

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Safety Training is Saving Lives, but Four Industries Remain High Risk

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…

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7 Hacks to Increase Workplace Safety Today

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…

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FDA Proposed Ban on Powdered Gloves

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…

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Do we really need “One More” safety brand?

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…

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Over 10,000 Severe Worker Injuries Reported First Year OSHA Requirement

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…

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A Roadmap to Safety Excellence

With this downloadable PDF of 14 columns from author and speaker Terry L. Mathis, EHSToday.com 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…

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Safety – Just a Few Bad Apples

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…

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