Category: 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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Are You Ready for Winter’s Hazards?

Are you aware of and prepared for the hazards of winter? State and federal agencies were focused on heat stress after the Pacific Northwest’s heat dome last summer. We also saw renewed action on a federal heat stress standard. However, winter has its own hazards, like frostbite, hypothermia, and trench foot. It also can include […]

Infographic: Cold Stress

As it gets colder outside, it is important to revisit the safety measures that employers can take to make sure that all of their personnel remain safe this winter. Here’s what you need to know to protect your workforce from the dangers of cold stress.

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Florida Roofer Facing Imprisonment in Ongoing OSHA Case

A Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor faces incarceration for his failure to comply with court orders related to a series of safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced. Travis Slaughter, the owner of Great White Construction Inc. and Florida Roofing Experts, has failed to pay $2,202,049 in penalties assessed by OSHA for […]

ASSP, NSC: Pandemic May Have Curtailed Fatal Injuries

Professional safety groups pointed to pandemic disruptions including fewer hours worked and working from home, as contributing factors in the decline in fatal workplace injuries in 2020 reported last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS announced a 10.7% decrease in fatal injuries with the release of its 2020 Census of Fatal […]

Best of ’21: Ask the Expert

As the year winds down, we’re taking a look this week at some highlights from 2021. Today, we’re highlighting excerpts from installments of our Ask the Expert column, which was brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®. April 23: Are There Safety Statutes on Home Office Ergonomics? Q: I would […]

BLS: 2020 Saw Fewer Fatal Workplace Injuries

There were 4,764 fatal workplace injuries reported in the United States in 2020—a 10.7% decrease from 5,333 in 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced December 16 with the release of its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The fatal workplace injury rate was 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers—down from 3.5 […]

Ask the Expert: Employee Access to Medical Records After Injury

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking whether OSHA standard 1910.1020 allows employee access to medical records from all work-related injuries or just exposures resulting in illnesses from chemical or biological hazards. […]

Ask the Expert: Do Incidents Need to be Reported Promptly to be Recorded?

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking whether an incident must be reported promptly to be included in the OSHA 300 log. See what the experts had to say. Q: The 1904.5 […]