Monthly Archives: December 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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