Monthly Archives: September 2014

Educate Younger Workers About the Value Of Injury Reporting

By Karen O’Hara, Director, Marketing and Communications, WorkCare I had the opportunity to meet in a social setting with a group of experienced environment, health and safety professionals last week during the annual National Safety Council Congress and Expo in San Diego. Out of curiosity, I asked if they had ever experienced a work-related injury […]

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Federal Action Will Restrict Access to Narcotic Pain Medications

The U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a final rule in the Federal Register today to move certain narcotic pain medications, including some commonly prescribed for back pain and other work-related injuries, into a more strictly regulated drug category. The action is part of government efforts to reduce widespread opioid addiction and abuse. Effective Oct. 6, 2014, the […]

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Fearing Under-reporitng, Osha Extends Comment Period on Proposed Recordkeeping Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the comment period to Oct. 14, 2014, on a proposed rule related to tracking and reporting workplace injuries and illnesses. The proposal, originally published Nov. 8, 2013, would amend the agency’s recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers […]

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