Items Tagged with 'programs'


VPP under the microscope again

Do OSHA national emphasis programs work?
February 18, 2013

The Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General (OIG) plans on investigating several programs within OSHA in 2013, according to Aaron Trippler, government affairs director of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The OIG will be taking a look at the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

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Public health experts warn that budget cuts could jeopardize U.S. health

September 26, 2012

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is warning that budget cuts set to take effect in January of next year will compromise efforts to protect American’s health by slashing funding for food safety, environmental protection and immunization and family planning programs.

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Docs or your boss: Who evaluates your “wellness”?

September 20, 2012

Around 150 million Americans drag themselves out of bed each day and show up for work. You get your first cup of coffee, chit-chat a bit, punch in, and settle in for a long day on the job.

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

“VPP will have the Department of Labor’s full support”
August 28, 2012

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

May 10, 2012

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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U.S. Chamber releases Workplace Wellness toolkit for small, medium-sized businesses

April 6, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new toolkit to help small and medium-sized employers plan, implement, and evaluate workplace health promotion programs.

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Cintas issues top five safety resolutions for 2012

January 18, 2012

The top safety resolutions for 2012 include: 1. Perform regular audits of workplace safety initiatives: Benchmark safety programs to establish a baseline of performance.

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Employers and employees don't see eye-to-eye on health plans

December 5, 2011

Workers want four simple things from their employee-provided health benefit plans -- and many are not getting them, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt, The Futures Company and the National Business Group on Health.

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More U.S. companies using rewards and penalties with employee health programs

December 5, 2011

Rising health care costs are prompting an increasing number of companies to encourage participation in employee health management programs through financial incentives and penalties, according to new research by Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ:TW), a global professional services company, and the National Business Group on Health.

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