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Liberty Mutual Releases 2024 Workplace Safety Index

Overexertion, falls, and being struck by objects or equipment were the top causes of employers’ workers’ compensation costs, according to Liberty Mutual’s 2024 Workplace Safety Index, released June 11. The report from the insurer’s Risk Control Services ranked the top 10 causes of the most serious workplace injuries—those causing an employee to miss more than […]

GAO Priority Recommendations for the EPA

In a Priority Open Recommendations document released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on May 28, 2024, the federal watchdog detailed 12 open high-priority recommendations the EPA has yet to address: For more information about EPA progress and plans to address these items, see the Priority Open Recommendations document. “Priority open recommendations are the GAO […]

EPA’s Final Suite of Power Plant Rules

The EPA recently announced four final power plant rules (PPR) to reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants, with the goal of protecting “communities from pollution and improve public health without disrupting the delivery of reliable electricity,” according to an Agency news release. These rules are part of the Biden administration’s push to transition to […]

OSHA Warns Florida Workers, Residents of Flood Cleanup Hazards

On June 14, OSHA cautioned emergency responders, recovery workers, and residents in areas of Florida recently flooded by intense rainfall to exercise caution when facing the hazards of a storm’s aftermath. Once storms subside, workers are needed to restore electricity, communications, water, and sewer services. These activities may involve removing standing floodwater from structures, performing […]

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Back to Basics: What is the OSHA Form 300 and How Do I Use It?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we take a look at the OSHA 300 log and how to use it. If you’ve ever questioned what to record on your OSHA Form 300, short for OSHA Log of Injuries and […]

Faces of EHS: 2023 Questions 

Are you an environment, health, and safety (EHS) professional with something to contribute to your professional community? If so, we want to hear from you! Faces of EHS is our feature series where we profile leaders in the EHS industry, shining a light on their background, best practices, trends, and, most importantly, how they keep […]

Infographic: OSHA Top 10 List for FY 2022

The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September […]

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