Discount retailer Dollar Tree has been called out by OSHA for its willful neglect of employees’ health and safety. In the past five months, the chain has racked up more than $800,000 in fines. http://ohsonline.com/articles/2014/10/17/osha-cites-texas-dollar-tree-stores-for-putting-employees-at-risk.aspx Dr. Scott Harris looked at the issue of retailer safety in his recent blog. In 2012, the retail sector lost […]
Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States? This Drive Safely Work Week, remember to use your seat belt, put your phone away, keep your eyes open, and drive defensively. Whether you’re driving to your job or your job is to drive, we want you […]
It’s that time of year when the days begin to shorten and the weather begins to turn crisp. The leaves begin to lose their green, and every beverage tastes of pumpkin spice. It’s autumn, and for many of the agriculture-producing parts of the country, it’s harvest time. That means that farm workers will be putting […]
September 14- September 20 is Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The impact professional truck drivers have is vast and doesn’t discriminate. Do you live in Tennessee and buy your Florida oranges grocery shopping? Thank a truck driver. Have you ordered a new sweater for the Fall season? Thank a truck driver. Did your car need a […]
UL Workplace Health & Safety sends a big congratulations to Cummins and David P. Kliwinski, HSE Director with Jacobs Engineering Group! Cummins was presented with the Robert W. Campbell award by the National Safety Council (NSC) yesterday at NSC’s 2014 Congress & Expo. The award identifies Cummins as a leader in business and the environmental, health and […]
Staffing agencies and host employers have been given the tools to help settle who is responsible for temporary workers’ health and safety. Ultimately, all workers have the right to a safe and health workplace. “Recommended Practices” were released on August 25, 2014 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational […]
It is confirmed that SeaWorld Entertainment will not appeal the decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in April. The decision affirmed that SeaWorld violated the general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, because the establishment exposed its trainers to recognized hazards.
We had a great turnout for our webinar co-sponsored with OH&S, but that’s not surprising given the importance of the topic – Maximizing Value in Medical Surveillance Insurance and Engagement. Dr. Richard, Lewis, the featured speaker, is an experienced occupational medicine physician and a member of our Medical Advisory Board. Workplace medical surveillance programs are […]
There’s a simple tool that can help keep healthcare workers from contracting or spreading infection. It’s the respirator. Most of us have seen or used one of these physical barriers to keep airborne infections like H1N1, tuberculosis, or SARS at bay. But did you know that respirators are effective only when used properly? Even the […]
Temporary worker safety has been a topic of discussion showcased here before. Preventing work-related injuries among temporary workers by providing them with the appropriate safety training and equipment is a responsibility of employers. Now, OSHA has released a current statement regarding temporary workers’ safety in its newsletter on Friday, August 1, 2014.