It is always found that physicians, physician assistants, nurse, nurse practitioners and other health professionals frequently encounter work related safety and health question while they are on their job. The present article will enlighten the readers with adequate information and resources and help the clinicians with adequate knowledge about OSHA (Occupational Safety… Continue Reading All About OSHA And Medicine

  We all are aware of the fact that today workers or employees are not safe at their working premises, as they confront a wide range of emerging health and safety issues that requires to be noticed. OSHA has introduced its future direction towards the health and safety of contingent workers. The… Continue Reading Safeguard the potential of the Contingent Workers

Construction workers, farm laborers, warehousing employees and hotel workers are more likely to be employed on a contingent basis in the United States, which may make them vulnerable to occupational hazards. In a new white paper, the Center for Progressive Reform highlights the occupational safety and health concerns faced by… Continue Reading 7 Strategies to Improve Safety for Contingent Workers

Employees achieved a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous lowest rate of 1.15 in 2011. From 2002 to 2012, the reportable injury rate fell by 58 percent. Union Pacific Railroad announced Jan. 29 that its 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company’s 150-year history: Employees achieved… Continue Reading Union Pacific Sets New Safety Record

Residential contractors are being given yet another temporary reprieve in implementing a 2010 federal directive on fall protection. In an effort to encourage greater compliance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the “temporary enforcement measure” period for its Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction (STD 03-11-002) to Dec. 15. The directive requires employers… Continue Reading OSHA Again Delays Fall-Protection Rule

The Obama administration announced long-awaited regulations Tuesday to improve labels on hazardous chemicals and make them conform with international guidelines developed by the United Nations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimated that such labels could prevent more than 40 deaths and about 500 workplace injuries and illnesses from exposure… Continue Reading Gov’t requires new labels for hazardous chemicals

For years, so-called “conservative” politicians and their boosters have advocated the wanton abolition of federal regulatory agencies, as if it were a cure-all that will return the nation to prosperity and well-being for all. I’m reminded that the hero of most politicians who self-identify as conservative is Ronald Reagan, who… Continue Reading Federal government helps keep workers safe

Companies that run in a smooth and effective manner and have minimal constraints on worker performance can decrease injuries by 38 percent as worker opinions improve, according to survey results. According to a recent University of Georgia study, a worker’s perception of safety in the workplace and the work-life balance… Continue Reading Perception, Work-Life Balance Key Factors in Workplace Safety, Study Says

OSHA has added another 6 months to its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The temporary enforcement measures, now extended through Sept. 15, include priority, free, on-site compliance assistance; penalty reductions; extended abatement dates; measures to assure consistency; and increased outreach. Over the past year, OSHA has worked closely with… Continue Reading Efforts to Reduce Injuries and Fatalities in Residential Construction Extended by OSHA