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Behavioral safety programs help employers cut workers comp costs
Friends of NIOSH sends letters to House and Senate in Support of NIOSH Funding in 2014
During ASSE's 2016 Leadership Conference in Oak Brook, IL, four current Society volunteer leaders shared how they became involved in ASSE. Their goal was to illustrate the many different ways members can help advance ASSE and support the OSH profession.
The mystery around the so-called “Cinderella to safety”—workplace health--is unpacked in a free guide from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
OSHA, American Staffing Association and National Safety Council recently partnered on a fictional case study that provides staffing agencies and host employers information to better protect temporary workers. The case study also provides an example for which party could be found responsible for injury recordkeeping of temporary workers.
Don Martin, M.P.H., CSP, CIH, senior vice president at DEKRA Insight, is presenting two sessions at SeminarFest 2017: “Cognitive Bias in Safety: Controlling the Consequences” and “Uncovering the Real Causes of Fatalities and Severe Loss.” Martin took some time to discuss the major role cognitive bias plays in safety and how to best analyze situations in which a catastrophic event has occurred.
The October 2016 issue of Professional Safety includes an article on the 2016 revision of ANSI/ASSE Z359.1, Fall Protection Code. The article offers a brief history of the revisions to the voluntary consensus standard through the years, and explains why the 2016 revision is a landmark change for manufacturers as well as companies that employ workers at height.
OSHA has issued a memorandum to its regional administrators that provides further explanation of the employee involvement provisions of the agency's e-recordkeeping rule issued earlier this year. These provisions require employers to have a reasonable procedure for employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses, and incorporates explicitly the existing prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.
International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a new book titled “Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints” that details practical improvements for stress prevention in the workplace.
OSHA has extended its enforcement delay for the employee involvement provisions of the rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Dec. 1, 2016. OSHA initially delay enforcement of these provisions until Nov. 10, 2016, to conduct additional outreach. The additional extension is in response to the request of a federal court hearing a challenge to the provisions.
SeminarFest presenter James Boretti explains why communications skills are so important for today's OSH professionals--and how these skills can help them engage senior leaders in their efforts.
OSHA has published the long-awaited update to its Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs guidance.
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