Sydney — Workers in the construction and transportation industries face an increased risk of traumatic spinal injuries, in part because of “inefficient systems approaches or ineffective prevention policies,” suggests a recent study led by researchers at the University of Sydney.
Singapore – The economic impact of failing to invest in worker safety and health is nearly equal to the combined gross domestic product of the 130 poorest countries in the world, International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryder said Sept. 3 during the opening ceremony of the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.
Workers who witness a co-worker’s injury or death may be traumatized – and distracted from working safely – after the incident. What can safety professionals and employers do to help workers regain their composure and refocus on safety?
Cheyenne, WY – Even though Wyoming has one of the highest occupational death rates in the country, the state will not yet conduct a study examining how it could better prevent workplace injuries and deaths.
Washington – The White House has delayed important safety proposals, and new investigations highlight the damaging effects of budget cuts for safety and health agencies, concludes an annual review conducted by two prominent public health bloggers.
Cambridge, MA – Workers who are concerned about being fired after suffering an injury on the job may remain on disability longer than those who feel secure, according to multiple studies from the Workers Compensation Research Institute.