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Are Injuries Still the ‘Cost of Doing Business’ at Some Companies?

The struggle between safety and production continues: A new study finds that managers, struggling to meet earnings projections, are willing to sacrifice worker safety and health. Sandy Smith             May 16, 2017 New research conducted by Professors Judson Caskey of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Naim Bugra Ozel from the Naveen Jindal School of Management […]

Safety and Performance Excellence: Safety vs. Productivity: If Either Wins, Both Lose

  Thinking safety can be ignored in production is akin to saying that efficiency and the cost of production don’t matter.   The word “balance” does not find its way into many corporate strategy statements, but maybe it should. Some issues that tend to compete for priority are not mutually exclusive. Productivity and safety are […]

OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. The agency has determined that additional guidance is necessary due to the unique nature […]

OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

This article was prepared last summer when the regulation was adopted. Now in 2017 the electronic tracking will begin.   If you think this regulation would be a good candidate for cancellation by the new administration, I recommend you contact the members of your Congressional Delegation.   The following article is posted here.   By […]

OSHA Penalties Keep Changing, But the OSH Act Remains the Same

From:  EHS Today By:  Travis Vance       Mar 2, 2017 Were OSHA’s recent penalty increases valid? Federal OSHA (OSHA) increased its maximum penalties last summer for the first time since 1990. The increase occurred pursuant to a new law requiring federal agencies to adjust penalties to account for inflation. However, the OSH Act, which specifically provides […]

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