Overexertion, slips, trips, and falls cause 60 percent of lost-time occupational injuries in the United States and cost employers over $30 billion in direct workers’ compensation costs in 2013. At a 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo session titled “Worksite Stretching: 5 Processes for Continuous Improvement,” consultant Fred Drennan, president of Team Safety, Inc., spoke to a crowded room of safety professionals about strategies for controlling these costly injuries through an effective worksite stretching program.
At the 2014 NSC Congress and Expo on Tuesday, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) director John Howard, OSHA chief David Michaels, PhD, and Yoh chairman Bill Yoh discussed the key safety issues facing staffing firms, temporary workers, and employers that hire temp workers. Keep reading for an update on OSHA’s temporary worker initiative and best practices for protecting temporary employees.
Speaking at the 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, shared preliminary numbers for the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards in fiscal year (FY) 2014. Keep reading to find out what made the cut this year and how you can avoid these common hazards in your facility.
Violence in the workplace is the second leading cause of occupational fatalities, responsible for 803 deaths and over 70,000 nonfatal injuries in 2012. What can employers do to prevent these incidents and protect employees? Keep reading for essential tips on developing a plan to prevent and respond to workplace violence.