The total number of work-related cases of days away from work, restricted work, or job transfer (DART) decreased from 1992 to 2016, primarily due to a decrease in the number of days away from work (DAFW) cases, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.
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If any of your employees are away from work following a workplace injury, you want them back on the job as soon as possible. Returning an employee to work following an injury benefits both the employee and employer. The employee can regain a sense of normalcy and financial and job security, while the employer can […]
Question: Can we require slip resistant and safety toe shoes and have the employee pay for them if they are allowed to take them home? If we do not allow them to take the shoes home do we have to pay for them?
Inclusion of first-aid statements on pesticide labels is governed by regulations at 40 CFR 156.68. The fundamental requirement is that all pesticides that have “systemic effects in Category I, II, or III, or skin or eye irritation effects in Category I or II” must bear a first-aid statement. (Category I pesticides have high toxicity; Category […]
In a recent court case, a railroad transportation employee claimed that his supervisors retaliated against him after he filed reports about safety concerns. Here is what the court had to say.
New research suggests that managers of U.S. companies trying to meet earnings expectations may be compromising the health and safety of workers to please investors.
Leading safety organizations are appealing to members of Congress to preserve federal funding for OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Read on to find out why concern is high.
In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that EPA’s discretionary grants program needs improvement in several areas.
The EPA is requesting public comments on its Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2015. The Draft Inventory contains estimates of U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) emissions.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has long administered the whistleblower protection programs for itself and other federal agencies. If a worker speaks up about regulatory compliance issues or safety, and suffers a change in work status, OSHA will investigate to determine whether the change resulted from illegal retaliation. But OSHA doesn’t just want […]