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Oct 01, 2014
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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Returning to work

Sep 28, 2014
A recent study suggested injured employees who fear they’ll be fired take longer to return to work. What can employers do to alleviate those fears and improve their return-to-work programs, in turn reducing their workers’ compensation costs? Read More
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JUST A CATCHPHRASE?

Inherently Safer Design

Sep 28, 2014
After investigating a series of recent chemical plant incidents including fires, explosions and toxic leaks, officials with the Chemical Safety Board have emphasized the need for Inherently Safer Design. Chemical experts explain what ISD means and why it matters going forward. Read More
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PART OF THE JOB?

Workplace violence in health care

Sep 28, 2014
Several states have passed legislation in recent months to strengthen penalties for assault on health care workers. Yet advocates want more prevention programs and harsher penalties to better protect these workers, who sometimes encounter violence from patients, families and other visitors. Read More
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OSHA ANNOUNCES FINAL RULE

Final rule delays compliance date for crane operator certification

Sep 25, 2014
Washington – OSHA is delaying by three years its certification requirements for crane operators, the agency announced in a final rule published Sept. 25. Read More
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2014 NSC CONGRESS & EXPO COVERAGE

OSHA announces Top 10 most-cited violations for FY 2014

Sep 16, 2014
San Diego – OSHA, together with Safety+Health magazine, on Sept. 16 unveiled the agency's Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2014 during the NSC Congress and Expo. Read More

Does your CEO 'Get it?'

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Returning to work

A recent study suggested injured employees who fear they’ll be fired take longer to return to work. What can employers do to alleviate those fears and improve their return-to-work programs, in turn reducing their workers’ compensation costs?

Inherently Safer Design

After investigating a series of recent chemical plant incidents including fires, explosions and toxic leaks, officials with the Chemical Safety Board have emphasized the need for Inherently Safer Design. Chemical experts explain what ISD means and why it matters going forward.

Workplace violence in health care

Several states have passed legislation in recent months to strengthen penalties for assault on health care workers. Yet advocates want more prevention programs and harsher penalties to better protect these workers, who sometimes encounter violence from patients, families and other visitors.

Washington Update: Safe contracting

Employees working under federal contractors may find their workplaces getting safer, if a new Executive Order pans out the way some worker safety advocates hope.

Safety Leadership: Removing cognitive bias from safety decisions: Three steps

Why do good leaders sometimes make bad decisions?

All About You: Learning from mistakes

This month, veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk discusses how, although you cannot completely prevent mistakes in life, you can learn from them.
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Safety+Health Webinars

OSHA's Top 10: Present and past

December 01
This year’s presentation of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations includes some comparisons with data from previous years.

Were Herbert William Heinrich’s theories valid? Do they still matter?

October 01
Safety professionals generally agree that Herbert William Heinrich had a significant impact on the practice of safety, but whether his influence was positive or negative remains a subject of debate.

25 steps to a safer office

June 01
A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.