An experience modification factor is the ratio of the costs of a company’s actual workers’ compensation claims compared to the expected costs for companies of similar size in the same industry. The number is highly significant to employers—lower is better—because the experience modification factor determines workers’ compensation premiums.
Category: EHS Management
The National Safety Council (NSC) has received an additional $500,000 grant from the Pittsburgh-based McElhattan Foundation for the NSC’s Work to Zero initiative, the Council announced. The program, launched last January, will educate employers about technological advancements in safety, such as artificial intelligence, drones, and wearables, that may reduce or eliminate preventable deaths in the […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces safety standards for the workplace. It’s a simple job description but a huge undertaking. And given that negative attitudes toward the agency are pervasive among U.S. employers and workers, OSHA’s authority has taken on an almost mythical quality, and many misconceptions about the agency’s powers […]
Both longstanding and emerging motor carrier safety issues will continue to concern federal officials along with commercial drivers, motor carriers, and other stakeholders into 2020.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world’s oldest professional safety organization, is urging employers to be more active in adopting voluntary national consensus standards and implementing safety and health management systems in response to newly released fatality data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS reported that 5,250 fatal work […]
While forces affecting the workplace change rapidly—an aging workforce, new work arrangements, and state adoption of medical and recreational marijuana laws—regulatory changes move at a slower pace.
It can be tough to navigate all the safety management systems available. They range from voluntary guidelines to international industry consensus standards with formal certification processes.
Whether you are dealing with subordinates, supervisors, volunteers, or the public, leadership skills are necessary. Leadership involves vision, direction, coordination, and motivation toward achieving desired goals. While it takes time to develop these skills, the ability to lead people and accomplish tasks is a core competency needed by all environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced a competition for programmers to develop artificial intelligence (AI) capable of analyzing safety reports and assigning occupational safety and health classification codes. Submissions are due by November 21.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and five other groups formed a new international association on indoor environmental quality (IEQ). The Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) will serve as a platform for the exchange of indoor environmental knowledge and information and will promote education and research into the health and environmental quality in buildings.