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The Widespread Prevalence of Injury Prevention Programs in the U.S. and the World

The Widespread Prevalence of Injury Prevention Programs in the U.S. and the World

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 3.3 million serious work-related injuries and about 4,300 fatalities occurred in 2009. The human cost of preventable workplace injuries and deaths is incalculable. However, according to the 2010 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety…

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Obesity’s Impact on Workplace Productivity

Obesity’s Impact on Workplace Productivity

The obesity epidemic in the United States affects workplace productivity as well as individual health outcome.  Overweight employees have a higher incidence of joint problems, hypertension, and diabetes—not to mention heart disease and stroke if BMI (body-mass index) is over 30. …

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Four Steps to a Safer Workplace (Part 4)

Four Steps to a Safer Workplace (Part 4)

Awareness is by far the most difficult aspect of the BEEA+ approach to injury/illness management. The definition of awareness is simply “the act of having or showing realization, perception or knowledge” (Merriam-Webster). In reality, this very simple definition is very challenging to ensure...

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Four Steps to a Safer Workplace (Part 2)

Four Steps to a Safer Workplace (Part 2)

In some respects, ergonomics has become a hackneyed safety buzz-word. Basically, it is the idea of matching job tasks to employees, not employees to job tasks. This is a simple concept with what is often a very difficult execution. First, many ergonomic changes, especially in the industrial setting, have major costs associated with them.

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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 2/15

Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 2/15

Occupational Safety news headlines for mid February, 2011: On Feb 1, OSHA hosted a regional Latino outreach and education conference on safety, health and workers’ rights in Oakland, CA Rep. Darrell Issa of California will be holding a hearing on…

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Regulatory Chat with OSHA Overview

Regulatory Chat with OSHA Overview

Department of Labor and OSHA offered a Question and Answer Webchat on January 5th, 2011. The purpose was to discuss question about the upcoming plans for regulatory changes and priorities of these regulatory issues. Here is an overview of what…

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Save the Date: What to Do About Safety Incentives?

Save the Date: What to Do About Safety Incentives?

ASSE will present a complimentary webcast on Wednesday, May 12th with the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, David Michaels to discuss some of the tough issues facing OSHA and the safety and health community. In this webinar, Michaels will…

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Injury and Illness Prevention Program Discussion Schedule

Injury and Illness Prevention Program Discussion Schedule

According to the recent news release, OSHA will use comments from a series of stakeholder meetings to help develop a proposed rule for Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, known as I2P2. The rule will require employers to develop and implement…

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OSHA to Discuss Injury and Illness Prevention Program

OSHA to Discuss Injury and Illness Prevention Program

In an update to its Spring Regulatory Agenda, stakeholders in OSHA will discuss rule making for employers to implement Injury and Illness Prevention in their meetings beginning June 2010. The Injury and Illness Prevention Program will provide employers the tools…

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