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U.S. Department of Labor Fixes Error Dating to 2016 Implementation of “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” Regulation

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Introduction: How to Use This Tool
Whether an OSHA requirement or simply a best practice, employers should create and conspicuously post workplace notice(s) letting workers know about the first aid resources available at the site and how they can be accessed. Such notices can be separate …

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BENEFITS
If a worker goes into cardiac arrest on the job, his survival may depend on whether your workplace is equipped with a lifesaving device called an automated external defibrillator (AED). AEDs are medical devices that deliver an electrical current or shock through the chest to …

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Introduction: How to Use This Tool
People who provide first aid treatment at your workplace should complete a registry or log listing the key details of the case after each treatment episode—or a worker’s refusal to be treated and/or transported for treatment. In addition to serving …

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The Labor Department temporarily shut down a portal for employers to report injuries and illnesses while the agency investigates a “potential compromise” of a company’s electronic data.

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The second in a series of training webinars, we look at how to effectively train millennials.

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OSHA’s severe injury reporting requirement, now in its second year, continues to show a disturbing trend of seven reported amputations a day at U.S. workplaces. The positive news is that the reports are leading to inspections, citations, and agreements with employers to make changes that will protect many more workers from injury.

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Recorded: August 31, 2016
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Title: Setting up a Sustainable Safety System that Drives Safety Improvement

Speaker: Sean T. Lane, CSP, CHMM, EHS Manager, Domtar – Hawesville, KY Operations
What drives safety at your organization . . . not who (although important), but what? Is it …

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Last fall, Congress passed a federal budget that allowed OSHA to have a one-time large increase in its maximum fines in order to adjust for inflation, since occupational safety and health infractions and penalties hadn’t increased since 1990. Moving forward, the maximum fines will increase annually based on inflation rates – as is the case for many other federal agencies

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Young workers are defined as those being in the 15 to 24-year-old age bracket, while new workers are defined as workers in any age group who have either been on the job for six months or less, or have been transferred to different jobs in the same workplace. Here are seven statistics relating to new and young workers:

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