Yesterday’s Advisor looked at some of the professions on the periphery of workplace safety who might have enough in common with safety professionals to feel like true colleagues, and who might help improve your job performance. When you improve your performance, you improve your career.
Occupational safety can be a lonely profession. Many safety professionals are a department of one, laboring alone in an area many other professionals don’t really understand. So, outside the occasional conference or lunch with your counterpart from a different company, where does an EHS professional find someone to “talk shop” with?
Here’s a summary of a real court case that looks at an employer’s liability for injuries to an independent contractor’s employee caused by a safety hazard in the employer’s workplace.
No more failed expatriate assignments. Expatriate compensation and solving the trailing spouse problem. There are two main approaches to occupational health and safety (OH&S). One is a reactive approach based on legislation and the threat of legal action including fines and business restrictions.
When it comes to work-related injuries and fatalities, no other cause comes close to the destruction wrought by motor vehicle accidents.
In short, the answer is “Yes.” Today’s Advisor reports on one such case.
When an employee is out of work due to an injury or illness, it’s in everyone’s best interest to get that person back on the job safely and as soon as possible.. For employers, an effective return-to-work program can reduce workers’ compensation costs and improve employee morale and productivity. For employees, returning to work can […]
Take these steps before, during, and after claims are filed to reduce workers’ comp costs. Workers’ compensation costs keep rising. But fortunately, there are many measures your organization can take to reduce costs.Before a Claim Is Ever FiledTo reduce upfront spending on workers’ compensation: Implement an effective safety program. This reduces your workers’ comp costs […]
Hand injuries can be especially traumatic, stripping away not only a worker’s ability to work, but also the ability to perform activities of daily living. Dr. Gregory A. Merrell is a surgeon at the Indiana Hand Center, the largest, free-standing hand surgery center in the country. The facility is also the nation’s leading training center […]
Failure to strongly encourage safe work habits can have costly consequences, whereas motivating employees to work safely has important benefits. 1. According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs. This translates into more than a […]