There is both science and art associated with the provision of occupational health and safety to a workforce. Science is so often the first application along with “training”; however, the human side of the workforce is often the most significant and can contribute to turnover, injuries, absenteeism, and presenteeism.
Can anyone tell me why we are always trying to fix broken parts in this world? We look for them every day, always waiting for something to break. Our newspapers spend pages and pages telling what isn’t working. It actually takes until page 15 that you finally get to the stories of redemption, heroism, births, […]
OSHA in healthcare: How hard can it be? Well, if you believe a number of generally accepted myths, not very. But the facts say otherwise.
This week we hosted an OSHA recordkeeping webinar with Edwin G Foulke, Jr, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and current co-chair of with Fisher & Phillips Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Edwin examined the many recordkeeping pitfalls that employers face and presented a five-step process to injury and […]
QUESTION“Looking at the big picture what is the most important thing an employer should do when addressing work-related injuries and illnesses?“
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 […]
If you missed any of our recent webinars, you can access the recorded versions via the links below.
Employers who understand the impact of employee absenteeism can take steps to control it. A total absence management program is a very effective tool for managing the issues relating to employee absences.