All posts by WorkCare

Retaliation Tops List of Charges Filed With EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. Comprehensive statistics for FY 2019, including by state, are posted on the agency’s website. The data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge, followed by disability, […]

WorkCare

Posted by, WorkCare

OSH Review Commission Back in Action

Amanda Wood Laihow and Cynthia Attwood were sworn in this week as members of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, completing the three-person panel as Trump administration appointees after an extended period of inactivity without a quorum. James J. Sullivan, Jr. was sworn in as chairman July 22, 2019, after serving as a […]

WorkCare

Posted by, WorkCare

OSHA: FY 2019 Activity and What’s on Tap for 2020

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports the following activity in fiscal year 2019: Performed 33,401 inspections — more than were done in the previous three years – addressing violations related to trenching, falls, and exposure to chemicals, silica and other hazards. Provided a record 1,392,611 workers with training on safety and health […]

WorkCare

Posted by, WorkCare

Work-related Fatality Rate Increased 2% in 2018

There were 5,250 work-related fatalities reported in 2018, a 2 percent increase compared to 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The fatality rate remained unchanged at 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Among key findings: Transportation incidents remained the most frequent type of fatal event, with 2,080 deaths accounting for 40 percent […]

WorkCare

Posted by, WorkCare