Monthly Archives: March 2019

Safety Month Reminder: Ladder Use a Routine but Risky Job Function

Posted by Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H. Superstition holds that walking under a ladder is bad luck. Falling from a ladder is far more than bad luck: It can result in real-life pain, suffering, disability and even death. Annual national estimates of ladder-related fatalities range from 100 to 300, while more than 500,000 Americans are treated […]

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Few Employers Feel Prepared to Manage Opioid Use, Survey Shows

Seventy-five percent of U.S. employers have been directly affected by opioid use in the workforce, but only 17 percent feel extremely well prepared to deal with the issue, according to a survey released Sunday by the National Safety Council (NSC) in recognition of Poison Prevention Week. The 526 survey respondents are decision-makers in companies with […]

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Changes in Health Behaviors Depend on Timing

“And while the future’s there for anyone to change, Still you know it seems It would be easier sometimes to change the past” – Jackson Browne, Fountain of Sorrow   Posted by Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H. If you read my previous blog post, you’ll know that I recently attended an ORCHSE conference that has provided […]

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States File Suit Over OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, State of New Jersey v. R. Alexander Acosta, six states challenge a rollback in Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rules. The states are Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York. The states allege an “illegal and […]

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