New members of Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) named WPAC has appointed two new members to its committee as well as the reappointment of 13 members. WPAC advises the Secretary of Labor on ways to improve the effectiveness of OSHAs whistleblower protection programs. The new committee will become effective Dec. 1, 2014. OSHA initiates National
Northwest Human Resource Management Association In May, InjuryFree will be attending the NHRMA 2014 conference, will you be there? This year, the conference is located in Spokane WA schedule for September 29th through October 1st. The four days will be filled with concentrated workshops and networking opportunities. I hope you will be attending this year.
New OSHA requirements for reporting severe injuries and exempt industries OSHA has announced a revised rule for reporting employee deaths and injuries requiring hospitalization. “Under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. Reporting
“Workers’ compensation creates frustration for employers because most don’t understand how they can lower their costs.” Ray Gage master workers’ compensation advisor If you’ve ever tried to read the fine print in a workers compensation insurance agreement, you’re aware of why many companies are not well versed in how it functions. As Edward J. Priz
It’s a study that appears to be done every 15 years with the estimated price tag including direct and indirect costs and counting all externalities to society. It has only been analyzed twice by J. Paul Leigh, a professor of public health sciences at the University of California – Davis, the first using 1992 datasets
NIOSH Report on assessing postural stress to prevent MSDs available The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Canadian Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders have jointly released a new report titled “Observation-Based Posture Assessment: Review of Current Practice and Recommendations for Improvement.” The report leads ergonomic and