For many years, the phrase that best described the attitude of business to transparency was ‘on a need-to-know basis’. Whether it was shareholders, employees, customers or civil society, companies were reluctant – or indeed saw no need – to share information with their stakeholders. “It used to be that if a company identified an issue, […]
The 2011 numbers are in…and many of them don’t look much different from 2010.
Want to save $355,000 over the next five years by cutting your injury rate 9.4% and your workers comp costs by 26%? New research finds that receiving a random OSHA inspection (at least in California) did exactly that. The study, entitled “Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job Loss,” appeared in […]
A few months ago, I wrote about the success of OSHA’s Online Outreach Education efforts. (OSHA: Measuring Success) Online training remains one of most popular and cost effective ways to deliver OSHA training.
We’re very excited about our latest PureSafety Learning and Safety Management System (LSMS) release. We’re most proud of its ability to bring safety and learning together. Specifically, we’ve added capabilities that allow an administrator or safety professional to take incidents from a real-world event and memorialize them in the collective safety culture as a training […]
When I first entered the safety profession, older, more experienced professionals recommended that I consider OSHA as a potential employer.
One of the worst kept secrets over the past few decades has been how companies and health care providers have joined forces to game the OSHA 300 log to reduce the number of reportable injuries. This created a win-win situation where companies could report lower injury rates and the Department of Labor could take credit […]
OSHA has launched the National Emphasis Program on recordkeeping and, at the same time, is directing inspectors to review a company’s Form 300 Logs of work related injuries and illnesses for up to five previous years for violations of the recordkeeping rules. The end result is that many employers are receiving five and six digit […]