Injuries and Illness

Modern safety management goes beyond covering traditional workplace accidents to now being equally concerned with illnesses caused on and even off the job. This section will explain what you need to know to avoid both injuries and illnesses, and to track your progress in reaching this goal.

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MIOSHA Urges Vigilance in Wake of Recent Employee Fatalities

Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) is encouraging employers and employees “to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities.” Find out what’s behind this warning.

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Study Identifies Workers at Highest Risk of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Most employers are aware that occupational noise has the potential to cause permanent hearing loss in exposed workers. Less well known, and less studied, is the link between occupational noise exposure and tinnitus. A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) looks at both conditions, teasing out their individual prevalence, how often they occur together, and how they are connected to occupational noise exposure.

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Form 300 Shows Your Most Frequent Injuries—But What’s Most Costly?

Your Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, provides a critical record of where and how work-related injuries occurred in your workplace in the preceding year. But it lacks one piece of information that could be extremely important in prioritizing your health and safety efforts in the coming year: the financial cost of those injuries to you.

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Q&A: Over-the-Counter Medications

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

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8 Common Causes of Workplace Accidents

While OSHA’s annual list of top 10 violations typically focuses on issues like hazard communication, lockout/tagout, and machine guarding, many other serious risks sideline employees and cost employers money. Keep reading for another perspective on industrial hazards.

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MA Nurses Say They Have the Rx for Job Injuries

What’s the key to reducing the number of injuries that plague nurses and other healthcare workers? Get the view of one organization and find out what they’re doing to bring it about.

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California Nonfatal Injury Rates Continue 12-Year Decline

California’s occupational injury and illness rate is the lowest it’s been in 13 years. Keep reading to find out what’s going right in the Golden State.

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Empower Employees to Drive Out Ergonomic Injuries

Employees of a New Hampshire retirement community are just saying no to musculoskeletal injuries. Keep reading to learn more about a training program that leaves no one behind.

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Accident Investigations: 5 Steps to Get to the Bottom of Things and Preserve Your Bottom Line

OSHA requires you to investigate accidents that cause injury, but having an effective accident investigation process makes good business sense, too. Taking steps to prevent recurrence of an injury can increase production, reduce missed work days, and decrease workers’ compensation insurance costs. In this webinar, Fran Sehn, a risk management expert, will tell you everything you need to know about drilling down to the root cause of workplace accidents.

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EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Rule; What You Need to Know

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