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Occupational health and safety risks now top cost disruptor

2 months, 17 days ago

Employers looking to boost the bottom line would be smart to closely examine the costs of their health and safety incidents. While high-profile disruptions such as cyber-attacks, IT outages, or extreme weather get more attention, health and safety incidents are the leading...

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The daunting challenge of maintaining a drug-free workplace

3 months, 14 days ago

With a national opioid crisis that defies holistic solutions, the legalization of medicinal marijuana in more than 30 states and recreational marijuana in 10 states, increases in deadly overdoses in the workplace, changing state laws, confusion over OSHA’s anti-retaliatory drug...

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Experience mod is not a proxy for safety performance

4 months, 6 days ago / /

 The 2018 World Series left in its wake memories of clutch hits, gutsy pitching, and ballet-like leaping catches. But the one memory that also stands out took place even before the first pitch was thrown, when Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts posted his...

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OSHA alert: Injury reporting records take on increased importance and upcoming deadlines

5 months, 15 days ago

Form 300A posting deadline February 1, 2019 Electronic rule making update Form 300A electronic submission deadline: March 2, 2019 How the data is being used: Site-Specific Targeting Initiative This month, all employers required to keep Form 300, the Injury and...

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The possibilities of telemedicine in Workers’ Comp

6 months, 8 days ago

While more and more insurers are offering telehealth as part of their health plans, the highly regulated workers’ comp industry is just getting it’s feet wet. Telemedicine is the use of electronic communication technologies to provide medical services to injured...

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Safety risks soar with workforce shortage

7 months, 18 days ago

The USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/cci_2018_q3_9-06_release.pdf is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry. While earlier reports indicated that the shortage of skilled...

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The forgotten question in PPE training

8 months, 6 days ago

Even employers who have carefully researched the options, involved employees in the selection of PPE, and ensured that it is comfortable, attractive, and fits properly, still struggle to get workers to use it. Training often focuses on how to properly...

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Long-term opioid prescriptions greatly increase the duration of temporary disability

9 months, 7 days ago

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examined the impact of opioid prescriptions on the duration of temporary disability benefits for workers with lower back injuries. The conclusion: long-term opioid prescriptions lead to temporary disability durations more than three times longer...

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Getting LOTO wrong could cost

8 months, 22 days ago

Getting LOTO wrong is costly Here’s how to get it right Many companies believe they are in compliance with OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) standard; yet, it is one of the most difficult to comply with and is the number five violation...

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Lock out Tag out – energization removed

9 months, 23 days ago

OSHA’s removal of the term “unexpected energization” from the LOTO standard likely to lead to more citations Under the Obama administration, OSHA began an effort under the Standards Improvement Project 4 to fix minor, noncontroversial issues in several existing regulations,...

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