Articles Tagged with ''illnesses''

Compare your metrics to OSHA’s leading & lagging indicators

January 21, 2013

Everyone these days is talking about performance indicators for workplace safety. It’s widely understood that if you only measure injuries and follow OSHA injury/illness recordkeeping requirements you have a large blindspot in truly assessing how you safety processes are working, or not working. OSHA has its own set of measures.


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Cintas Identifies Seven Ways to Reduce the Impact of Back to School Illnesses

Guidelines help sick workers protect themselves and others when illness strikes
August 27, 2012
Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety products, today revealed its top tips for dealing with sickness during back to school season.


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Reduce injury costs when smartly stocked
August 22, 2012

No worker expects to be injured or wants to feel ill while on the job. However, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), workplace illnesses and injuries happen more often than you’d think.


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NIOSH seeking data on EMS worker injuries, illnesses

August 8, 2012

With studies showing that EMS workers have higher rates of non-fatal injuries and illnesses as compared to the general worker population, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is proposing research that will provide a detailed description of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses incurred by EMS workers.


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Feds: $8 billion paid out to nuclear weapons workers for illnesses

June 13, 2012

The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs says a significant milestone has been reached in the administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: more than $8 billion has been paid to claimants nationwide.


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Chicken- and egg-related illnesses on the rise in U.S.

Will proposed Obama speedup of poultry processing cause more illness?
May 14, 2012

Foodborne illnesses caused by chicken and eggs are a growing problem in the United States, according to a new report covering a decade's worth of data.


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Employers with high injury, illness rates get letter from OSHA's Michaels

April 5, 2012

Approximately 14,900 workplaces with above average numbers of worker injuries and illnesses recently received a letter from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.


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Job-related injuries and illnesses cost U.S. more than cancer, diabetes or strokes

UC Davis researcher recommends expanded prevention measures
January 24, 2012

In the first comprehensive review of its kind since 1992, a UC Davis researcher has estimated the national annual price tag of occupational injuries and illnesses at $250 billion -- much higher than generally assumed.


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OSHA White Paper makes case for I2P2

January 10, 2012

OSHA kicked off the new year by reaffirming its commitment to injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2), in the form of a White Paper that characterizes them as "effective, flexible, commonsense" tools that will help reduce occupational injuries and fatalities and increase productivity."


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Workers' Comp, National Academy of Science lend experts to site exposure website

November 14, 2011

The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is partnering with the National Academy of Sciences to further enhance the current Site Exposure Matrices website (SEM), a Department of Labor (DOL) tool that aids the adjudication of claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.


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