According to the Liberty Mutual 2008 Workplace Safety Index, the total financial impact of serious workplace incidents is between $170 and $255 billion annually. By maintaining a safe workplace, employers not only protect their employees, they protect themselves.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will perform several extra inspections and will keep an additional resident inspector at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station this year because of ongoing performance issues at the seaside plant.
The pact will be designed to provide employers and their workers in western Washington with information about programs and training to help reduce workplace hazards and their resulting human and financial costs, the agency said.
Idaho farm labor contractors need to be aware of licensing, worker safety and wage requirements as another growing season gets under way, state regulators said.
New federal funding will give Illinois added resources to reduce workplace injuries for more than 1 million public employees, including teachers, police officers and firefighters.
As residents of the northeast U.S. recover from flooding and associated damage from the recent multi-day nor’easter storm that swamped the region, OSHA urges workers and members of the public engaged in cleanup activities to be aware of the hazards they can encounter and the necessary steps they should take to protect themselves.
Monterey County authorities filed criminal charges against two officials of a local Smurfit plant and a medical provider, accusing them of conspiring over several years to cover up injuries and discourage workers from filing workers compensation claims.
The unions claim there are two issues at stake: employee safety and pay cuts.
The accident was reported shortly after 7 p.m. when a fork lift collided with a skid steer.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined the death of an Anamosa, Iowa, construction worker last month was caused by a pike that broke away from a clamp.