Tag: compensation

Incentivizing Safety: How Companies are Linking CEO Bonuses to EHS Goals

At 9:47 pm on April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the oil well drilling platform Deepwater Horizon just 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion left 11 men dead, 17 workers injured, the rig destroyed and sunk, and 3.19 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf. The […]

The 10 Most Costly Injuries: How Can You Prevent Them?

Are overexertion and falls sidelining your employees? If so, you’re in good company. Get the latest here on the top injury causes and the astounding costs involved. According to research conducted by insurance giant Liberty Mutual Insurance®, overexertion continues to be the leading cause of disabling injury in the workplace. Injuries in this category, which […]

Accident Investigations: 5 Steps to Get to the Bottom of Things and Preserve Your Bottom Line

OSHA requires you to investigate accidents that cause injury, but having an effective accident investigation process makes good business sense, too. Taking steps to prevent recurrence of an injury can increase production, reduce missed work days, and decrease workers’ compensation insurance costs. In this webinar, Fran Sehn, a risk management expert, will tell you everything […]

How Soon Can a Worker Return to Work After Heat Illness?

Protecting workers from the heat is a critical issue during the hot months of July and August—so critical that OSHA is ramping up its awareness and enforcement efforts around heat illness prevention this year. Ideally, employers are supposed to prevent workers from suffering heat illness in the first place, but what happens after a worker […]

Safety Incentive Program “Don’ts”

It seemed like a good idea at the time: Reward workers for working safely by providing cash and goods that they could earn as incentives. Even better, put peer pressure to good use by rewarding workers in groups; workers, wanting their premiums, would encourage one another not to cut safety corners and to stay safe. […]

Identifying Effective Ergonomic Interventions for Office Workers

Organizations invest large sums into computer equipment—desktops or laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, and peripherals—and installed software, applications, Web technology, and other telecommunications components. Sometimes, they don’t get the full benefit from those investments, not because of the technology acquired but because of the work environment in which they are used. To maximize the value of […]

Identifying Effective Interventions for Slips, Trips, and Falls, Part I

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, according to OSHA—and the vast majority are falls on the same level, not 30-foot falls from a roof or some other height. Falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. Have you looked […]

Train Supervisors to Cope with the Aftermath of Workplace Violence

You may already train your supervisors on how to prevent workplace violence. But should, God forbid, an incident happen in your workplace, have you trained them on how to cope with the aftermath? In today’s Advisor, we give you valuable training information on this difficult topic. The material in today’s Advisor is adapted from BLR’s […]