OSHA Update

Alliance Renewed: OSHA and the National Safety Council renewed their alliance to continue efforts aimed at construction hazards, injury and illness prevention, and motor vehicle safety. Demolition and Underground Construction: A direct final rule and notice of proposed rulemaking applies an existing standard on cranes and derricks in construction to demolition work and underground construction […]

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Work-Related Fatality Rate Declines

A preliminary total of 4,609 work-related fatalities, or 3.5 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, were recorded in the United States in 2011, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2010 there were 4,690 fatalities, a rate of 3.6 per 100,000 workers.

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Workers’ Compensation Metrics Shed Light on State Performance

The impact of the recession, legislative and regulatory reforms, and rising medical costs on workers’ compensation system performance in 16 states are addressed in the newly released CompScope™ Benchmarks, 13th Edition, by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. The benchmarks provide a baseline for policy development and performance evaluation. Metrics include time from injury to payer […]

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