Most companies require drug and alcohol testing after a workplace accident, regardless of whether there is any suspicion that the employee involved was impaired. Those days, according to OSHA, may be … [Read more...] about OSHA Discourages Post-Incident Drug Testing
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Chemical hazards, ergonomics top targets Heads up: Some industries and businesses that OSHA inspectors previously avoided for being too complex may come under more scrutiny in 2016. OSHA’s new … [Read more...] about A look at how OSHA’s 2016 enforcement plan will work
Recently, a company in Alabama was issued 8 OSHA violations and fined over $103,000 stemming from an amputation where an employee was providing maintenance on a power press and got his hand caught in … [Read more...] about Why Training Records?
Not everyone reacts to heat to the same degree and not every work situation poses the risk of heat illness. Factors that increase an employee's risk of heat illness in addition to ambient temperature … [Read more...] about Heat Illness: Nothing to Fool Around With!
Common sense tells us that there are two basic approaches to preventing accidents: Controlling the work environment Managing the attitude and behavior of employees A successful safety plan … [Read more...] about The Truth About Accident Prevention
After attending a dinner purportedly sponsored by her employer, an airline employee got into a car accident with another vehicle, killing herself and the other driver. The administrator of the other … [Read more...] about Company Holiday Parties: Could Your Organization Be Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?
A report from The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) suggests that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occupational injury and illness data may underestimate the actual number … [Read more...] about Report: National Injury Stats May Underestimate Construction Injuries