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Would you pay your employees to lose weight?

Rising health care costs may lead to new approaches
By Maureen Paraventi
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The recent decision by pharmacy giant CVS Caremark to require employees who receive health insurance through the company to disclose their weight is raising red flags among patient privacy advocates, but it does reflect the need for companies to hold down health care costs.


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"If you get hurt and report it you will be replaced."

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A new report published American Journal of Industrial Medicine reveals a widespread practice in the construction industry of hiding injuries rather than reporting them and risking retaliation.


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OSHA’s campaign against intimidating incentive programs continues

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The Labor Department and Exel, Inc. have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves citations issued by OSHA for violations of OSHA’s occupational noise exposure standard and record-keeping regulations at Exel’s facility in Palmyra, NJ.


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OSHA deputy: “VPP is an integral part of the toolbox”

“VPP will have the Department of Labor’s full support”
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OSHA’s long-standing VPP, born during the Reagan years and which received staunch support during Republican years in the White House (2000-2008), came under scrutiny as the Obama administration, with a more open ear to organized labor’s concerns about the VPP use of incentive and behavior-based safety programs, took the helm.


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GAO tells OSHA to scrutinize incentive programs

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A new Government Accounting Office (GAO) report raises concerns about the effect of workplace safety incentive programs on accident and injury reporting, and recommends that OSHA add the issue to the field operations manuals used by its inspectors.


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OSHA issues enforcement directive on safety incentive & disincentive programs

By Dave Johnson
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Richard Fairfax, OSHA deputy assistant secretary issued a memorandum on March 12, 2012 to agency regional administrators and whistleblower protection program managers that might have slipped under the radar of many safety professionals.


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