Yearly Archives: 2018

Work-related Fatality Rates Reveal Vulnerabilities

A total of 5,147 fatal work-related injuries were recorded in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The fatal injury rate decreased to 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers from 3.6 in 2016. The data indicate that preventable accidents occur despite regulatory standards, occupational health and safety training, and the use of personal […]

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Court Rules Against OSHA in Electronic Recordkeeping Case

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) decision to suspend parts of its electronic record-keeping rule. The civil action was filed by three public advocacy groups represented by Public Citizen Health Research Group. In May 2016, […]

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Labor Department Stresses Safety, Pay on Eve of Black Friday

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) are reminding employers to protect worker safety and pay as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. “Whether employees are stocking shelves, packing boxes, delivering product, or selling merchandise, they have the right to a safe workplace,” said […]

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Consumers Advised to Avoid Romaine Lettuce

Public health and food safety officials in the U.S. and Canada are investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli  (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert today in which it advises consumers not to eat romaine lettuce. Retailers and restaurants are instructed […]

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Injury and Illness Rate Continues Decline

Private industry employers reported approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses at a rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers in 2017, according to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly one-third of occupational injuries and illnesses resulted in days away from work (DAFW). The BLS reports: […]

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WorkCare Announces Management Changes

Company Founder and President Peter P. Greaney, M.D., Transitions to Executive Chairman Role WorkCare, Inc., is excited to report that company founder Peter P. Greaney, M.D., is transitioning from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer to the position of Executive Chairman. He will retain his title as Chief Medical Officer. William (Bill) E. […]

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