Category Archives: Statistics

New Federal requirements take effect August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about … Continue reading

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Effective January 1, 2016, Kentucky OSHA adopted Federal OSHA’s injury/illness reporting rule that went into effect January 1, 2015.  However, there are a few minor differences which seem to be causing some confusion.  But probably the most important change in … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles On September 11th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their preliminary results of the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2013.  There is some good news in the numbers:  2013 has a preliminary total of 4,405 … Continue reading

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Big changes on when to notify OSHA about an injury On September 11, 2014, while most of us were honoring the 13-year anniversary  of 9/11, OSHA announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed … Continue reading

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In a Memorandum issued on June 20th, OSHA announced a delay in the enforcement of compliance regarding the recently released changes to the standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations. The new standards are still effective July 10, … Continue reading

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In April, OSHA updated its Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and its Electrical Protective Equipment standards, with the desire on further improving safety protections for workers involved in electrical utility work. The updated standards are intended to harmonize construction … Continue reading

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by Whitney Martin Russ Lazzell had been with FreightCar America, Inc. less than 6 months when he decided to do an Employee Safety Perception Survey. He was the first Director of Safety the company had hired (previously, safety was managed … Continue reading

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OSHA issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three … Continue reading

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National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2012 – Preliminary Results The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States for 2012. This number is down from a revised … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Statistically, new workers are at an increased risk of injuries and temporary workers are often new to a job site several times a year.  Also, temporary workers are often placed in jobs that others don’t want.  Based … Continue reading

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