As a safety team member, leader or manager you should understand the basic principle, vision and values of why your company was created. It either provides a needed product to a consumer base or valuable service to an industry or community.
When most people think about going into work every day, they probably assume a few things. One of those things is that they won’t be physically assaulted while doing their job. That they will go home at the end of the day without being injured or killed.
Adding Inequality to Injury: The Cost of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job,” is a recently released 20-page OSHA report that has the agency jumping into the national debate about income inequality and raising the federal minimum wage.
At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25. The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children’s names.
OSHA report shows high cost of workplace accidents
March 6, 2015
A new report from OSHA shows how workplace injuries and illnesses can force working families out of the middle class and into poverty. Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on The Job explores the heavy costs of occupational injuries on workers, their families and the economy.
The ability to report severe injuries online in order to comply with updates to OSHA’s recordkeeping rule that went into effect Jan. 1st will not be available until mid-January, according to the agency. “The electronic form is currently under development,” according to a statement from OSHA.
In response to a report of an electrical shock injury, OSHA found that a 20-year employee was injured while he performed service work on an electrical panel at a Coldwater rice-cake manufacturer. Following the investigation, OSHA has cited Basic Grain Products Inc. for two repeated and five serious safety violations.
A 44-year-old machine operator suffered severe injuries when a part of his face was caught in a power press he operated at Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Lewisburg, Ohio, plant. Following an investigation, OSHA issued one repeat citation and two serious safety violations for exposing the worker to machinery operating parts with inadequate safeguards.
Compared to the roles of a power-line worker, bounty hunter, or coal miner, working in an office may not seem very dangerous. What's the worst that could happen -- a papercut or two? As The Office's Dwight Schrute would say, FALSE!