In an effort reminiscent of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) very successful “Safety Stand-Down” program to prevent falls in construction, the agency has launched a program to protect workers in the oil and gas (O&G) industry. It’s called “Step Up for Safety,” and OSHA and its partners are encouraging employers to conduct “Step […]
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On the heels of the recent shooting rampage by an Uber driver in Michigan, an assembly-line painter at the Excel Industries lawn mower manufacturing plant in Hesston, Kansas, killed 3 and injured 14 in a shooting spree.
Workplace violence is a growing problem in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 2 million workers are injured every year, and more than 800 die as a result of workplace violence. This has a devastating effect on the productivity of a business and on employees’ quality of life.
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 […]
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal injuries, also called overexertion injuries, account for approximately 30% of lost-time injuries. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers experience the highest number of overexertion injuries. These injuries often involve strains and sprains to the lower back, shoulders, and upper limbs. A new publication from the National […]
Today’s Advisor reports on OSHA’s new safety and health training program for the public sector. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) jurisdiction doesn’t extend to the public sector, but that doesn’t mean the agency is neglecting the safety and health of state and local government employees. Late in 2013, OSHA launched a new certificate […]
On January 8, 2013, Xiaobon Cheng was at work at Keeco LLC, a textile manufacturer in Hayward, California, when he was caught between a loading dock and a semi that was backing onto the dock. The 56-year-old Cheng suffered fatal head injuries.