When OSHA's updated injury reporting and recordkeeping rules take effect on January 1, 2015, employers in over two dozen industries will be required to maintain OSHA 300 Logs for the first time. Is your company in one of the affected industries—and if so, are you prepared? Read the article to find out.
Preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a decline in fatal work-related injuries in 2013, but a few groups didn't share in the downward trend. Read the article to learn out what the deadliest hazards were—and who they affected—in 2013.
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.