Just a few weeks into 2019, three workers have died in Washington State, according to the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of the Department of Labor and Industries.
On October 16, 2018, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its State Plan partners began implementing OSHA’s national Site-Specific Targeting Inspection Plan (SST Plan) for general industry (nonconstruction) workplaces that have 20 or more employees.
At thousands of U.S. worksites, OSHA compliance is considered the bare minimum for safety excellence. These workplaces, members of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), have earned the right to call themselves overachievers when it comes to worker protection.
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 […]
Yesterday, we explained how Cintas® Corporation is making workers safer by innovating. Today, we introduce you to another VPP worksite where innovative programs are also improving safety performance. Morton Salt’s Grantsville, Utah, facility is one of the company’s four worksites to have earned VPP Star status. About 10 years back, the Grantsville plant had received […]
Read about a VPP worksite that is succeeding in making employees safer by innovating.