Employers “can and will be at the forefront of implementing pivotal solutions to prevent and treat opioid addictions,” one researcher testified during a joint hearing convened by two House subcommittees.
Critics of the recently introduced Workflex in the 21st Century Act say the bill would “create an off-ramp for employers to evade state and local laws,” while supporters say it “gives employers more certainty and predictability over their leave practices.”
Which violation is making its first appearance on OSHA’s list of most-cited violations? Safety+Health presents the data on OSHA’s “Top 10” for fiscal year 2017. Also: A Q&A with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the agency’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs.
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.
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.
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.”
At a recent Capitol Hill briefing, American Industrial Hygiene Association officials and former OSHA administrator David Michaels made their case to members of Congress about the benefits of OSHA's recent final rule on protecting workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.