When people think of workplace injuries, their minds are often understandably drawn to on-the-job accidents that occur in stationary work places, such as offices, factories, retail establishments and similar sites.
Federal safety regulators from OSHA have a special term for companies they deem particularly problematic when it comes to safety issues. They are termed "severe violators," and the agency mandates especially close scrutiny and follow-up remedial actions on them pursuant to its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
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For years, all most kids have needed to have unbridled fun is an engrossing video game coupled with a joystick for maneuvering around with.
The Ohio State University campus is always a busy and frenetic place, with thousands of people on the move and engaged in myriad activities within a limited -- though sprawling -- area.
When he says that "safety pays," OSHA chief David Michaels means it in more ways than one.
An Ohio company with a safety record already considered substandard by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was tagged by the agency earlier this month with scores of violations that OSHA viewed upped the risk of construction accidents and other injuries for onsite workers.
A spate of recent construction accidents on major projects in Ohio is drawing the close scrutiny of inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
A recent study relying upon data culled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and more than 40 other job-related databases sheds light on just how much construction accidents and other workplace injuries cost the United States each year, in terms of medical costs, lowered productivity and related factors.
Construction and industrial enterprises are not deemed equal, at least in the estimation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which tags some of them "model workplaces" that qualify for exemptions and comparatively special treatment pursuant to the agency's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).