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
Part 2 of the Keys to a safe & healthy workforce blog series
I used to give weekly depositions on the status of patients who were referred to me for the resolution of contested workers’ compensation cases.
Heinz 57. Thirty-one flavors. Eleven herbs and spices. Formula 409. Onsite clinics.
The Affordable Care Act debate reminds me of arguments in favor of and opposed to the coordination of occupational health and safety (OH&S) protections with worksite health promotion programs.
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
In a September 9, 2011 directive, Federal OSHA details their Site-Specific Targeting 2011 Inspection Plan. In short, if you fit the profile outlined in the 46-page directive, you should expect a comprehensive inspection this year. The program does not include construction worksites, and the eligibility threshold is changed from 40 employees to 20.
Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, return to work, injury prevention, illness prevention, OSHA DART rate, workforce, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor
“Why is getting budget approval so difficult for our health and safety efforts?” That's a question asked by workforce health and safety professionals time and time again.
As safety firsts go, this is hardly one to brag about…It turns out Steady Eddy, my quintessential pilot, may actually be Sleepy Eddy.
The use of oral fluids as an alternative to urine for workplace drug testing was discussed at the federal level as far back as 10 years ago but it was never approved. Meanwhile, the use of oral fluids for drug testing has continued in the non-regulated workplace.