4 Most Common Workplace Injuries

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According to the National Safety Council, 12,900 work-related injuries happen every day in the United States. From severe back pain to broken bones, workers across different industries and occupations can become susceptible to a wide range of injuries. 1 cause of workplace injuries.

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INJURY REPORTING

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Injury reporting. The change requires most employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed, or suffers an injury requiring hospitalization, an amputation, or loss of an eye on the job. The rule change also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements. By electronic submission using a fatality/injury/illness reporting application that will be located on OSHA’s website. The employer’s contact name and phone number.

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UV Injuries

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Workers at the greatest risk of UV injuries or illness are construction workers, agricultural workers, landscapers, and gardeners. Avoiding UV Injury. Employers need to protect workers from UV injuries by: Scheduling outside work when the danger of exposure to the sun is the lowest. Workers should protect themselves from UV injuries by: Wearing sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15.

2.8 Million Workplace Injuries is Unacceptable: ASSP

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The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) responded to 2018 safety numbers by calling for private employers to look more closely at their safety practices. million nonfatal injuries or illnesses occurred in private industry workplaces According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8

The Financial Impact of a Workplace Injury

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According to OSHA, it is estimated that employers pay an estimated $1 billion PER WEEK in direct costs resulting from workplace illness or injury. If more injuries are prevented, the price of direct costs will drop. This is where a company can really feel the financial impact of a workplace injury. The post The Financial Impact of a Workplace Injury appeared first on FDRsafety.

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PREVENTING REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES

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Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are those which affect nerves, joints, tendons, tendon sheathes, and muscles. The term RSI is rather broad because the injuries included occur due to a variety of activities, stressors, and body parts, but in general it refers to an injury manifesting as a result of force, excessive strain, rapid movements, continuous overloading, and poor ergonomics. Lift heavy objects slowly and smoothly, as jerky movements can cause muscle injuries.

OSHA appears to expand definition of a recordable ergonomic injury

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OSHA appears to be interested in expanding the definition of an ergonomic injury for recordkeeping purposes to include incidents which cause workers to have minor soreness or discomfort. After reviewing five years of injury and illness records in this case, OSHA identified only a handful of recordkeeping incidents, most of which involved the employer’s provision of exercise-strengthening programs for employees experiencing minor discomfort,” according to the statement by U.S.

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Reminder: OSHA Injury/Illness Logs Due February 1

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As part of the OSHA reporting regulations, employers with more than 10 workers are required to track workplace injuries and illnesses, then send a summary of that information to OSHA each year. Using Form 300 - Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses - for each work site, employers must record injuries/illnesses that result in death, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer, and medical treatment beyond first aid

Update: OSHA Again Delays Injury Compliance Date

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To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017

Legal challenge to injury and illness data reporting rule

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OSHA’s new, misguided requirement for detailed electronic reporting of injury and illness data by employers has come under legal challenge by a coalition of trade associations, employers and an insurance company. OSHA intends to publish the injury and illness data on a public website, which has raised concerns about privacy and cyber-security. OSHA contends that such programs may encourage the under-reporting of illnesses and injuries.

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OSHA proposes rollback of injury and illness reporting requirements for large employers

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The U.S. Department of Labor agency said the proposed revision would better protect worker privacy, but some industry advocates have vocally opposed it

Employer Deadline to Publish Injury Summaries February 1

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Employer Deadline to Publish Injury Summaries February 1. All employers maintaining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 300 Logs for workplace injuries and illnesses pursuant to OSHA’s recordkeeping standard must post their 2012 annual summary by Feb. Employers must utilize the annual summary form (form 300A) when complying with the posting requirements. Also employers with fewer than 10 employees are exempt.

OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries

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OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries. Employers that are required to record work-related injuries and illnesses and haven’t posted their summary of those records yet could be cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to meet their responsibilities as an employer. the number of days away from work and days where workers had to be transferred or do restricted work because of an injury or illness.

November 2016 Newsletter – Tips on responding to new OSHA drug testing, injury reporting guidance

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One of the most significant OSHA actions of 2016 was issuing guidance on drug testing, injury reporting and safety incentive programs. OSHA threw a curve ball to employers with its recent guidance on drug testing, injury reporting and safety incentive programs, leaving companies wondering how to respond. Earlier this year, OSHA published new rules prohibiting retaliation against employees who report a work-related injury or illness.

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Update: OSHA Delays Electronic Injury Reporting Compliance Date - Again

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To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017

Reminder: OSHA 300A Injury and Illness Records Required to be Electronically Submitted by March 2

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image via OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application web page. By March 2nd, 2021, all non-exempt construction companies must submit their OSHA Form 300A for the year 2020, which is the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, to OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries

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OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries. Employers who haven’t posted their injury/illness summaries could be cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to meet their responsibilities as an employer. OSHA regulations require non-exempt employers to post form 300A [PDF, 1.87MB] (or a similar document as allowed), which summarizes the information on workplace injuries and illnesses tracked on form 300.

OSHA to Launch Inspection on High Injury and Illness Establishments

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The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is launching a program aimed at targeting high injury and illness rates in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for inspection. The Site-Specific Targeting program will inspect employers it believes should have

New OSHA recordkeeping rule: Urgent need for employer review

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Thanks to a new OSHA recordkeeping rule, employers urgently need to take a close look at their employee handbooks, safety policies and procedures, safety incentive programs, and drug testing policies. This new rule is yet another effort by the agency to attempt to publicly shame employers, force them to change drug testing and safety incentive policies, and increase the classifications and penalties associated with OSHA citations. Electronic Filing of Injury and Illness Forms.

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ASSP Calls for More from Employers Following Increase in Fatalities

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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a 2-percent increase in fatal work injuries in 2018, prompting the American Society of Safety Professionals to renew a call for employers to act. Specifically, ASSP is urging employers to adopt voluntary national

OSHA: Employers must post injury and illness summaries

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to post OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2012. The form must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30. To help calculate incidence rates, information about the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year also is required. read more. Regulations Codes and Standards

Federal Employers Now Required to Report Injuries to Bureau of Labor

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule requiring all federal agencies to annually submit injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. OSHA will use the data gathered to identify and develop mitigation strategies for the hazards faced by the more than 2 million people employed by the federal government.

Not even OSHA has a consistent definition of what is a recordable injury

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OSHA’s new recordkeeping rules on fatalities and serious injuries and illnesses are fairly clear, but they leave unresolved the confusion that many employers feel about the overall recordkeeping process. Congress recognized that the federal government must first accurately understand the workplace injury and illness problem before it could begin to solve it. So OSHA knows where your injuries and illnesses are occurring, or do they? So what’s an employer to do?

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UNDERSTANDING OSHA’S NEW ELECTRONIC INJURY & ILLNESS DATA SUBMISSION

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On August 1, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which allows employers to begin observing compliance with this year’s new electronic reporting requirements. Through the ITA, employers can submit necessary injury and illness records from their 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The transition to electronic reporting will eventually lead to free public access to an employer’s injury and illness history.

Federal Employers Now Required to Report Injuries to Bureau of Labor

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule requiring all federal agencies to annually submit injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. OSHA will use the data gathered to identify and develop mitigation strategies for the hazards faced by the more than 2 million people employed by the federal government.

10,280 Injuries in First Year of OSHA Requirement Reports

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In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration of more than 10,000 severe work-related injuries, creating the opportunity for the agency to work with employers to eliminate hazards and protect other workers

WILG president talks workplace injuries

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WILG president talks workplace injuries. Boyd, president of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group. What is the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group? The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses. What is a common fallacy about workplace injuries?

Bertha's BFF Back to Work After Injury

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Seattle's metro light rail expansion project is employing another tunnel boring machine (TBM) nicknamed Pamela for a $1.9 billion four-mile extension from Northgate to Husky Stadium. The damage to Pamela was first thought to involve just one motor but as the contractor disassembled more components it became clear the bull gear had hairline fractures and cracks

OSHA Announces New Injury Reporting Rule

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Department of Labor''s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. The U.S.

OSHA Issues Final Rule Clarifying Injury And Illness Records

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday will issue a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and

Some small employers exempt from regular OSHA inspections

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Small employers may not realize that they may be exempt from “programmed” OSHA inspections if they employ 10 or fewer employees and operate in a low-hazard industry. Under the 1999 Appropriations Act, smaller employers are exempt from those kind of inspections if the following requirements are met: The company must have had 10 or fewer employees currently and at all times in the previous 12 months.

OSHA to release web-based injury and illness reporting form on August 1st

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will release a web-based injury and illness reporting form on Aug. Employers will be able to use the Injury Tracking Application to submit information from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300As. This will be mandated by the agency's new electronic recordkeeping requirements later this year

Are Employers Required To Pay For Steel Toe Boots?

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Is your office or the employer liable to bear that particular expense of yours? The worker himself or the employer? And this increase in production level is ultimately beneficial for the employer and the owner. This policy creates reasonable potential for foot injury for workers.

Key’s to Preventing Repetitive Motion Injury

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Estimates suggest that repetitive motion injuries cost United States businesses over $20 billion just in workers’ compensation alone. Business costs aside, Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs) are a heavy burden to the individual as well. Permanent injuries put a damper on an individual’s ability to perform the jobs in which they have been trained, meaning there may be the additional stressor of finding work in a new field.

How to Fill Out OSHA Injury Reporting Forms

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that nearly all employers maintain properly-recorded accounts of work-related injuries and illnesses. Additional recording criteria would include, according to OSHA, “needlestick and sharps injury cases, tuberculosis cases, hearing loss cases, medical removal cases, and musculoskeletal disorder cases”. Some employers are exempt from this regulation, such as those with ten employees or less.

Employers, not government, responsible for determining need for PPE

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A compliance officer for the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited G4S, the company that employed the guard, for failing to require the use of necessary personal protective equipment, namely body armor. Among the reasons: G4S had reduced the risk of injury to bank guards by training them to avoid engaging with criminals.

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New OSHA Rules on Injury Reporting

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Employers must notify OSHA, often within 8 hours, when an employee is killed on job or suffers work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye

OSHA Announces New Rules on Injury Reporting

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Employers must notify OSHA, often within 8 hours, when an employee is killed on job or suffers work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye

Sliding-scale proposal for civil damages resulting from construction fatalities, injuries draws ire of trades

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A New York City Council proposal that would mandate a sliding-scale system be used when awarding civil damages for construction-related injuries or fatalities has drawn fire from two prominent unions. The measure would limit city penalties to $500,000 for companies and $150,000 for individuals when safety violations result in serious injury or death.

Worker claims employer had him arrested based on his reporting of safety concerns

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A Department of Labor lawsuit alleges Boston-based Tara Construction facilitated an employee's immigration detention after an injury he reported sparked an OSHA investigation