Monthly Archives: October 2014

OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2014

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its list of top 10 violations for 2014. While the list contenders don’t change often, the one thing that they all have in common is they’re preventable – with a little planning and foresight. Here are some of this year’s top violations and ways to… read more

Violence in the Workplace: More Prevalent, and More Costly Than You May Think

Most incidents of workplace violence don’t lead to headlines, but assaults, threats, verbal abuse and harassment in the workplace are becoming significant reason for concern. In 2012, one in every five fatal work injuries was attributed to workplace violence, not accidents, according to a recent Worker’s Compensation article. Some employees are at higher risk for… read more

News bite: OSHA Updates Injury Reporting Requirements

Going into effect on January 1, OSHA is rolling out new rules for reporting any work-related injury or fatality. The new rules will mandate that any work-related inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of eye must be documented and reported to OSHA. It’s a significant shift from the old rule, which only required that employers report… read more