Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

Construction Dive

An injury triggering at least one week off from work almost tripled the combined risk of accidental and intentional death among women and increased the risk by 50% among men, researchers found

The Jobsite’s Invisible Injury

Construction Business Owner

Thousands of construction workers suffer hearing loss from excessive noise exposure on the job every year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects nearly one in four adults in the United States. NIHL is preventable, but the effect is permanent and can seriously impair a worker’s quality of life.

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Number, rate of nonfatal construction injuries fell in 2017

Construction Dive

Last year marked the second consecutive year that nonfatal jobsite injuries and illnesses declined, following a slight uptick in 2015

How to Achieve an Injury-Free Jobsite

Construction Dive

The construction industry has begun to shift from reactive to proactive when it comes to safety performance. Still, with three construction-related fatalities happening every day, there still remains room for improvement

The Financial Impact of a Workplace Injury

FDR Safety

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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MSD INJURIES

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Overexertion Injuries are the most common workplace injury. These are referred to as musculoskeletal disorders or MSD injuries. Overexertion is consistently the number one workplace injury, and the most expensive, costing around $3.4 MSD injuries are often associated with material handling work. These injuries cause damage to muscles and tissues in the body, most commonly in the back. These injuries are mostly reported as strains and sprains.

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. By electronic submission using a fatality/injury/illness reporting application that will be located on OSHA’s website. Construction General Industry Healthcare Hospitality Industry Laws and Legislation Manufacturing Oil and Gas OSHA Uncategorized Illness and Injury Reporting The U.S.

Nonfatal Construction Injuries Edge Up but Injury Rate Declines

ENR Construction

Injuries rose less than 1% in 2018 to 199,100; rate per 100 workers dipped to 3.0 from 3.1.

Jobsite injuries in New York City decline 20% since 2017

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The New York City Department of Buildings says the city has had more than a 20% decrease in jobsite injuries since 2017. The department cited stepped up safety training as a reason for the improvement. The department has issued 100,000 Site Safety Training (SST) cards since local legislation passed in 2017 imposed mandatory site safety training for construction workers in the city

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.

Have You Sustained a Construction Site Injury? Here’s How to Protect Your Rights

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Such injuries are especially common at construction sites, where bosses often cut corners to boost profit margins and dangerous conditions are everywhere. Guest Posts construction site construction site injury guest postsIn 2016, there were almost a million separate workplace accidents that caused the victims to miss at least one full work day.

Here's how to achieve a zero-injury jobsite

Construction Dive

The construction industry has begun to shift from reactive to proactive when it comes to safety performance. Still, with three construction-related fatalities happening every day, there still remains room for improvement

3 suffer fall injuries on $2.3B I-4 Ultimate project

Construction Dive

In addition, since 2016, four workers have died working on the 21-mile expansion of Interstate 4 through Orlando, Florida, including one on Feb.

Research Encourages use of Wearable Technology to Reduce Workplace Injury

Construction Equipment

The study encouraged employers to monitor worker fatigue levels to reduce injury and increase productivity. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has released a fatigue research report detailing the value of wearable technology in the workplace. According to ASSP, the study

OSHA appears to expand definition of a recordable ergonomic injury

FDR Safety

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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Safety Matters: Preventing Injury and Safeguarding the Bottom Line

Green Industry Professionals

You can safeguard your crew—and your bottom line—from injury by implementing these four best practices

Fatal Injury Rate Shows Safety of AWPs

Construction Equipment

IPAF is calculating the fatal injury rate for aerial work platforms, and preliminary data confirm that the machines are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height, IPAF says. The fatal injury rate considers the following factors

OSHA Cites Dealership for Tire Explosion Injury

Construction Equipment

has been cited by OSHA in the injury of an employee hit by a split rim tire when the tire exploded during servicing. Crown Equipment Corp., an industrial-truck dealership in Woburn, Mass., OSHA has fined the dealership $62,355 because it “failed to provide adequate training and safeguards to protect employees while they serviced rim wheels.”. The citations covered the company’s failure to

Honeywell Safety recalls hard hats due to risk of head injury

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No accidents or injuries have been reported so far The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact.

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 Suspends Electronic Injury Reporting Rule

Construction Equipment

Yesterday, OSHA suspended the 2016 Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse s requiring companies to electronically report their injury and illness records. Companies have been required to keep injury and illness records since 1971, with high-hazard industries obligated to submit those reports to OSHA beginning in 1995

Legal challenge to injury and illness data reporting rule

FDR Safety

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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Construction Industry Workplace Injuries Decline for Second Consecutive Year

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Recordable injuries and illnesses in the construction industry fell for the third straight year in 2017. According to a report by EHS Today, the industry reported 198,000 incidents, according to data from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS numbers also show that the

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 Workplace Injuries Tracking Regulation Error

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Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule

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

FDR Safety

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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Report: Transportation Incidents Leading Cause of Fatal Injury

Construction Equipment

Total fatal on-the-job injuries fell to 5,190 in 2016 from 6,217 in 1992, a 16.5-percent decrease, according to BLS. Although Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) statistics show a decrease in on-the-job fatalities, transportation remains the most dangerous vocation. These findings were published in

Trial Begins for Teen Suing over Lawn Mower Injury

Green Industry Professionals

The plaintiffs claim the lawn mower had inadequate warnings and instructions, preventing the avoidance of injury

AI helping reduce worker wear-and-tear injuries

Construction Dive

Researchers are developing sensor suits to encourage trainees to modify movements to reduce body strain

OSHA Corrects Workplace Injuries Tracking Error

Construction Equipment

Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule

New Workers Most at Risk for Injury: Study

Construction Equipment

Nearly half of the construction workers in Tennessee who were injured over a recent two-year period had been on the job less than a year, according to a case study report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). The Construction Industry Research and Policy Center (CIRPC) at

Work Injuries Spike After Daylight Saving Time Change

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More injuries occurred on the Monday after the daylight saving time change than any other day according to injury data from the U.S. percent increase in workplace injuries and nearly 68 percent more workdays lost to injuries. Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health Administration. The time switch resulted in U.S. workers getting 40 minutes less sleep, a 5.7 Read more on Society for Human Resource Management.

Another injury reported at I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando

Construction Dive

Thus far, four workers have been killed and several others injured while working on the project

OSHA's Electronic Injury Tracking Website Opens August 1

Construction Equipment

Companies required to submit their OSHA Form 300A information from 2016 will be able to find Faqs and instruction for the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) at the new webpage. The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will be accessible at [link] on August 1, 2017

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Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges

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Daily News Economic Development Featured Public-Private Partnerships Rhode Island Taxes & Incentives Business Incentives childcare coronavirus COVID-19 remote work rhode island Rhode Island Commerce SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Small Business tech support TechnologyRhode Island leaders have taken action to help local businesses, communities and residents face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read: Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges at BusinessFacilities.com.

OSHA injury-illness logs must be posted by Feb. 1

Construction Dive

Failure to follow the rules carries a maximum fine of nearly $13,000 per violation for firms with 10 or more employees

The War on Jobsite Injuries

Construction Business Owner

Shards of concrete, high working heights, falling rubble and piles of metal rebar are often definitive features of construction jobsites, making them a hotbed for injuries. Personal protective equipment such as hard hats, boots and safety glasses can help prevent some injuries, but as long as operators are in the line of fire, the threat is there

Update: OSHA Again Delays Injury Compliance Date

Construction Equipment

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 To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017, the U.S.

Constuction Posts Reduction in Non-Fatal Injuries, Rate

ENR Construction

BLS report shows 2017 construction nonfatal injuries and illnesses were down 2.7

OSHA suspends electronic injury, illness reporting requirement

BD+C

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has suspended an Obama-era rule requiring that companies electronically report their injury and illness records. The action prevents these records from being publicly disclosed for the immediate future.