Articles by Kevin Druley

Opioids

Opioids and the workforce

Expanding epidemic increases need for training, policies
Statistics show 75 percent of the 18- to 64-year-olds who have substance misuse disorders are in the workforce. As the struggles of addiction to opioid painkillers continue to affect worker safety and health, employers are being urged to take action.
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Campbell award

'Wholly committed' to safety

USG Corp. is the latest recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award
USG Corp. is the latest recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award, presented annually by the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council to an organization that successfully integrates EHS management with business operations.
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drone

When drones fly

What do safety professionals need to know about this evolving technology?
As commercial use of drones increases, some employers are using the devices to keep workers out of hazardous areas such as confined spaces. But as one expert cautions, “If you’re not trained or don’t have experience, you’re exposing yourself to a lot of common causes of the accidents that we’re familiar with.”
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Aging worker

Keeping aging workers safe

Employers and researchers explore strategies
The proportion of older workers in the United States continues to rise, prompting safety professionals and researchers to strategize about the best ways to accommodate them.
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Worker misclassification

Worker misclassification

Worker advocates say misclassifying employees as independent contractors allows employers to shirk responsibilities for providing government-mandated worker protections – including a safe and healthy workplace.
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Protecting the workforce from Zika

Protecting the workforce from Zika

Although the Zika virus has been in the news for much of 2016, many questions remain about the different ways it can be transmitted. On July 20, the National Safety Council, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NIOSH, attempted to answer those questions.
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