Blog

August 16, 2021
Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses over $1 billion weekly, according to the most recent Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. To compile the report, researchers reviewed 2017 data – the most recent available – from Liberty Mutual, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. The analysis revealed the top 10 […]

July 15, 2021
Amazon Employees in PA Face Greater Workplace Safety Risks

Amazon Employees in PA Face Greater Workplace Safety Risks

Warehouse workers in Pennsylvania are almost twice as likely to get seriously injured if they work for Amazon than for another company, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer recently. With the popularity of online shopping, Amazon has opened thousands of positions in the tri-state area, which research shows could be more dangerous than comparable warehouse work. The […]

June 21, 2021
Report Cites Workplace Safety at Amazon

Report Cites Workplace Safety at Amazon

A new study claims that Amazon warehouse workers are more likely to be seriously injured than if they were doing a similar job elsewhere. The study, backed by labor unions, revealed that warehouse workers were seriously injured at Amazon at the rate of 5.9 per 100, more than 80 percent above the industry average. In […]

June 7, 2021
A Surprising Tool to Prevent Workplace Falls

A Surprising Tool to Prevent Workplace Falls

A new study revealed that shoe tread has an impact on slips and falls, and that worn areas larger than the base of an AA battery put workers at risk, reported Occupational Health & Safety. The study, done at the University of Pittsburgh, sought to identify when shoes become unsafe. There were $170.8 billion in […]

March 22, 2021
OSHA Struggles with COVID-19 Enforcement

OSHA Struggles with COVID-19 Enforcement

The agency that handles workplace safety hasn’t done enough to confront COVID-19 offenses, according to a recent investigative report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). COVID-19 is the biggest workplace safety challenge in the history of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), yet the agency has taken only limited action during the pandemic, missing […]

March 8, 2021
COVID Workers’ Comp Claims Face Uphill Battle

COVID Workers’ Comp Claims Face Uphill Battle

Employees who contract the coronavirus at work will be hard pressed to file a successful workers’ compensation claim, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. At issue is whether they are able to prove that they caught the virus at work. While claims specify unsafe work conditions as causes of COVID-19 infections, […]

Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slip and Falls Continue to Threaten Workers

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of lost work time in the oil and gas industry, according to a recent report in Occupational Health & Safety. Working outside on slippery surfaces, operating heavy equipment for long hours, and navigating around cords and cables can all contribute to these kinds of accidents. In all, […]

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is marking half a century of workplace safety oversight, despite having fewer enforcement resources than in its 50-year history, according to a recent report. OSHA was created in 1970 with a law signed into effect by President Richard Nixon with a mission to protect workers from hazards on […]

December 29, 2020
OSHA Finds $3 Million in Pandemic Violations

OSHA Finds $3 Million in Pandemic Violations

The agency responsible for making sure workplaces are safe has found hundreds of violations related to coronavirus since the pandemic began, according to a news release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor. In just one week, from November 6th through the 12th, OSHA conducted 29 inspections […]

November 6, 2020
How Coronavirus is Affecting Workplace Safety

How Coronavirus is Affecting Workplace Safety

COVID-19 has forced employers to rethink workplace safety. While precautions have traditionally focused on physical injuries, as employees return to work amid the pandemic, employers must implement new safety measures, according to a recent report. The report cited statistics from the Bureau of Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, saying COVID must now be added […]