Cambridge, MA — The percentages of injured workers who visited an ER – instead of physician offices or urgent care clinics, which are less costly alternatives – for their initial medical treatment varied across 28 states, according to a recent study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued separate, final revised risk determinations that state 1-bromopropane and n-methylpyrrolidone – as whole chemical substances – pose “unreasonable risk” to workers under certain conditions.
Washington — Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the House would require businesses to give restroom access to truckers who are loading or delivering cargo at their warehouses, manufacturers, distribution centers, retailers and ports.
Melbourne, Australia — People who are unable to work because of a disabling on-the-job injury or illness are at greater risk for suicide or self-harm, according to the results of a recent research review.
Washington — OSHA “continues to be hampered” by the lack of a permanent standard on infectious diseases aimed at protecting workers in high-risk industries and needs to start working on a rule, the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General says in its annual report for 2022.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final revised risk determination that states perchloroethylene – as a whole chemical substance – poses “unreasonable risk” to workers under certain conditions.