Thousands of employees are blinded and countless lives transformed each year as a result of work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented. Eye injuries are not just tragic; they’re expensive to the tune of more than $300 million each year in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers’ compensation costs.
Tag: Best Practices
In March 2015, OSHA cited Dollar General Corp. for four repeated safety violations found in a December 2014 inspection of a Dollar General store in Atlanta, GA. Dollar General stores have been inspected more than 70 times since 2009—and many of those inspections have identified the same hazards over and over again. The most recent […]
Shortly after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a woman named Connie Knight began making the rounds of the Southeast Asian fishing communities in coastal Louisiana. She claimed to be a high-ranking OSHA hazardous waste safety instructor and inspector, and she showed off federal identification cards to prove it. She promised trainees that she could […]
Under the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Marshall v. Barlow’s, Inc., employers have a constitutional right to demand that OSHA obtain a warrant before initiating an inspection. Such a warrant must be based on probable cause—that is, a reasonable basis for the selection of the facility. If OSHA, when faced with a request, fails to […]
In today’s Advisor, we recognize National Mentoring Month with an article on youth mentoring from Dr. Susan Weinberger, president of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, and an international expert on internal and external business mentoring and coaching programs. Weinberger writes: Many companies across America and internationally have embraced the concept of engaging in […]
As of now, no federal combustible dust rule has been released, and the CSB is taking steps to increase pressure on OSHA to issue one. In 2006, in the wake of a series of deadly major explosions and fires caused by combustible dusts, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a set of recommendations for […]