The American comedian Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid!" However, in the workplace you can prevent some of the stupidity caused by mental fatigue.
Topics: occupational health, Featured, industrial, employee health, occupational safety, injury prevention, illness prevention, worker fatigue, workforce, risk management, employees, human resources, workplace wellness, construction
The way workers’ compensation cases are tracked from admission to discharge can be a differentiator when an employer is selecting an occupational medicine provider to become its partner in the management of workforce health and well-being.
In 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a report assessing the nation’s need for occupational safety and health services. The report found the “future national demand for occupational safety and health services will significantly outstrip the number of professionals with the necessary training, education and experience to provide such services.”
Employers can perceive mandatory record keeping as either a burden or an opportunity.
In their recent report on 2011 incidence rates for the U.S. workforce, BLS noted that “The rate reported for 2011 was unchanged for the first time in a decade during which the total recordable cases (TRC) injury and illness incidence rate among private industry employers declined significantly each year since 2002.” Translation: rates had gone down each year since 2002, but in 2011 they stayed the same as 2010. So with no improvement last year, what went wrong? Maybe nothing.
A few weeks ago I wrote about how my experience working in the concession stand at a high school football game inspired me to encourage employers to first seriously consider general conditions and physical and mental stresses to which the workforce is subjected before they blame workers for accidents and injuries.
When I first heard the word “Lean,” I thought about it in the context of physical fitness – a perfect balance between fat and muscle.
When a dollar sign is followed by a slew of zeros, it can be hard to grasp the implications in economic and human terms.
A few weeks ago I was speaking with a CEO, trying to convince him to let me conduct an occupational health and safety (OHS) study at his hospital. He told me he couldn’t afford to spend money on research studies – too “discretionary.”
In this installment of my series examining outreach letters that OSHA recently sent to facilities with two or more 2010 DART incidents, I’m looking at Nursing Care Facilities (NAICS 623110), commonly referred to as nursing homes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “These establishments have a permanent core staff of registered or licensed practical nurses who, along with other staff, provide nursing and continuous personal care services.”
Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, return to work, employee health, occupational safety, injury prevention, OSHA DART rate, absenteeism, workforce, employees, ergonomics, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor