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Worker Fatalities Rates Decline, but Worker Suicide Rates Increase

Worker Fatalities Rates Decline, but Worker Suicide Rates Increase

A recent report by the Bureau of Labor statistics reveals that companies are losing more and more employees to suicide—and they don’t really know what to do about it.

Occupational Hearing Testing Just Got Easier with SHOEBOX Ltd.’s Service

Audiology company, SHOEBOX, just launched its reviewer service: an international network of regionally licensed audiologists offering occupational hearing testing audiological reviews.

Preparing for The Aging Workforce

More and more seniors are staying in the the workforce, and this means companies need to understand how to best utilize and protect them.



How Often Should You Review Your Benefits Program?

How Often Should You Review Your Benefits Program?

Seventy-five percent of employees are more likely to stay with their employer because of the benefits package. How often should you review your benefits program?

Hot Weather is Coming, and Heat Illness is No Joke

Hot Weather is Coming, and Heat Illness is No Joke

With summer comes sun and warm weather—but it also brings severe hazards to workers outdoors. Make sure you’re aware of how to best protect your workers outside.

What to Look for in PPE Solutions to Combat Cold Weather

It’s important to equip workers with PPE designed to keep them both safe and warm.

Why Our Need for Connectivity Should Include Gas Detection

Let’s face it: we are obsessed with our smart phones. We need to be connected. But why don’t we feel this same need to be connected with safety equipment that can save our lives at work?

Dallas Funds Firefighters with New, Better Gear to Prevent Occupational Cancer

The Dallas City Council voted to buy nearly $9 million in firefighting gear to help keep firefighters safe from cancerous materials on the job.

Winning in today’s economy through employee engagement

Winning in Today's Economy Through Employee Engagement

High national employment rates means difficult hiring processes and lower worker retention rates. How do we maintain employee engagement in today's economy?

Oregon OSHA Fines a Company after a Fatal Music Festival Incident

After a boom lift accident killed two workers at the Pickathon Music Festival in Happy Valley, Oregon OSHA has fined two companies $31,000.

Four Ways to Avoid Work Burnout

Four Ways to Avoid Work Burnout

Occupational burnout is understood as chronic workplace stress that is not efficiently managed. Here are some key ways to manage your stress levels and avoid burnout.

The Relationship between MSDs and the Workplace

The Relationship between MSDs and the Workplace

Recent data suggests that many people’s musculoskeletal issues are exacerbated, or caused, by their job.

OSHA Cites Pearson Farms After Employee Death

OSHA has cited the Georgia-based peach farm $128,004 after an employee suffered fatal injuries at the facility.

You Have the Power to Prevent Workplace Injuries

You Have the Power to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Fall-related injuries and deaths take the number two spot for workplace hazards. But even though they’re common, they’re also preventable. Learn how to best keep your workers safe.

Mitigating the Risks of Grain Handling

OSHA’s webpage on grain handling is designed to provide workers, employers, and safety and health professionals with up-to-date safety and health information regarding grain handling facilities.

BCSP Improves Application Process for Non-U.S. Degree Holders

Now, academic records will be submitted directly to BCSP, where they will continue to be evaluated under the same rigorous standards for U.S. equivalency.

Cold and Winter Weather-Related Workplace Injuries and Tips to Prevent Them

Cold and Winter Weather-Related Workplace Injuries and Tips to Prevent Them

Winter weather conditions can bring severe and chilling dangers, including slip and fall accidents, cold stress, and exposure-related injuries. Learn how to best prevent these incidents and what your worker rights are.

Nurses Are Suffering More Violence in the Workplace

Nurses Are Suffering More Violence in the Workplace

Violence and assault against health care workers, especially nurses, is on the rise—and some studies suggest it’s spiked nearly 110 percent.

Pennsylvania Company Exposes Employees to Toxic Hexavalent Chromium Fumes

OSHA fined a Pennsylvania company $280,874 for putting employees at risk for toxic fumes and other safety hazards.

Why School Wellness Isn’t Just for Kids: Many Teachers are Stressed and Depressed

The stress and anxiety that often accompanies teachers' jobs has a hugely negative effect on teacher performance and personal life. In fact, about one in 20 teachers has a long-lasting mental health issue.

Dell Announces the Top 20 Most Rugged Jobs Out There

Computer technology company, Dell Inc., is recognizing those who work in the most extreme environmental elements and in some of the most labor-intensive settings.

Oregon Workers Are Invited to take a ‘Safety Break’ May 13

Oregon OSHA recently announced the statewide initiative to take part in Safety Break for Oregon on May 13 in an effort to promote workplace safety and health.

Tips to Winterize Your Workplace Safety Plan

Tips to Winterize Your Workplace Safety Plan

While safety prep should begin well before the first frost covers the ground, it’s never too late to make sure safety precautions are set for whatever winter brings.

NIOSH and the National Science Foundation’s Funding for Workplace Robots

Funding will soon be available to further research collaborative robots (co-robots) in the workplace. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2020.

This Week is Burn Awareness Week

This Week is Burn Awareness Week

The first week of February (2-8) is Burn Awareness Week, observed by the American Burn Association. Educate yourself on burn, fire, and life safety and help prevent harmful or fatal burns.

NSC Provides Tips for Employers Regarding the Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV

Employers need to ensure that they are doing everything they can to keep workplaces safe and healthy in the presence of the coronavirus.

Psychological Safety: The Key to Worker Happiness and Team Productivity

Psychological Safety: The Key to Worker Happiness and Team Productivity

There is a common fear among many employees that speaking up or expressing their opinions will backfire on them in the workplace. Learn about psychological safety at work and how you can improve employee wellbeing.

Pennsylvania Roofing Contractor Fined $605,371 for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

OSHA has cited Webb Contractor Corp. for exposing workers to fall hazards at three worksites in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The roofing contractor faces $605,371 in penalties.

“Take Home” Contaminants: How Workplace Toxins Don’t Stay at Work

“Take Home” Contaminants: How Workplace Toxins Don’t Stay at Work

A review by two university public health departments show that many employees bring home toxic contaminants from work on their clothes. Now, these groups want to recognize these exposures as a public health hazard.

A New Year of Hand Safety

A New Year of Hand Safety

The new year can be a promising one for hand safety—but only if employers and workers seriously consider the implications of hand injuries and proper personal protective gloves.