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Construction Accidents: An Overview of the Causes & Injuries (Pt. 2)

Picking up from Construction Accidents: An Overview of the Causes & Injuries (Pt. 1), here, our discussion regarding construction accidents in the U.S. will resume, now with a focus on the specific injuries and other impacts of these workplace accidents. Construction Accidents: The Injuries The most commonly sustained injuries in nonfatal construction accidents include head […]

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Construction Accidents: An Overview of the Causes & Injuries (Pt. 1) 

Although the construction industry provides millions of jobs to people in the U.S. and is an important part of the national economy, it does have a negative side, particularly when it comes to the worker perspective and risks associated with this industry. Focusing in on this dark side of the construction industry, in this two-part […]

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2015 OSHA Changes You & Your Employer May Need to Know (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where 2015 OSHA Changes You & Your Employer May Need to Know (Pt. 1) left off, here, we will continue to highlight some of the most noteworthy updates to OSHA regulations that have gone into effect as of this year. While the first part of this blog series focused on revealing 2015 […]

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2015 OSHA Changes You & Your Employer May Need to Know (Pt. 1)

With the New Year here, some very important changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) policies have gone into effect, and these updates may impact you and your employer. In this two-part blog series, we will take a closer look at some of the most noteworthy 2015 OSHA changes that you and your […]

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Fatal Workplace Accident Leads to 7 Serious OSHA Violations for Cleveland Steelmaker

Cleveland Track Materials has just been cited with seven serious OSHA violations for its role in contributing to a fatal workplace accident that occurred this past August. According to OSHA’s investigation-related documents, a 45-year-old employee of the steel rolling company died when he suffered blunt-force trauma and was crushed by the spinning shaft of one […]

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Colorado Fracking Accident Kills 1, Seriously Injures 2, Sparking an OSHA Investigation

An extensive investigation is currently underway after one worker died and two other were seriously injured in a Colorado fracking accident that occurred in Weld County on November 13th. According to the latest reports regarding this Colorado fracking accident, the deadly incident occurred at approximately 9:30 am as workers were trying to heat up a […]

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Circus Accident in “Human Chandalier” Act Injures Nine, Leads to Serious OSHA Citation

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been fined $7,000 by regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its role in causing a serious circus accident that ended up injuring nine circus employees. According to the official OSHA citation, which was issued on November 4th, the circus accident occurred back in […]

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10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 3)

Here is the conclusion to our blog series 10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries. The statistics discussed in this blog have been compiled by researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (and were published in the BLS’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, CFOI). More Workers Who Have a High Risk of […]

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10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where we left off in 10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 1), below we will continue our discussion of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., according to the findings reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). These Workers Also Have […]

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10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 1)

Day to day, you likely don’t think about the fact that you could be involved in a fatal accident at work. However, for some workers in the U.S., there is a significant possibility of sustaining fatal workplace injuries due to the common risks and dangers associated with their jobs. In an effort to pinpoint some […]

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Deadliest Cities for America’s Workers

The incidence of workplace fatalities is far greater in some U.S. cities, especially those that are focused on a specific industry, a recent report has pointed out. In fact, according to this report based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor, the deadliest cities for American workers are as follows: Midland, Texas, where there […]

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Could New Approach to Injury Prevention Reduce Workplace Fatalities?

Although the number of workplace injuries reportedly occurring in the U.S. each seems to be steadily decreasing, the incidence of workplace fatalities doesn’t seem to be declining at a similar rate, leading some safety professionals to question whether a new approach needs to be considered for protecting workers from deadly accidents and events. In fact, […]

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A Look at How OSHA Has Improved Workplace Safety

Over the last 40 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reportedly played an important role in reducing the number of workplace injuries and fatalities in the U.S. by more than 60 percent. In fact, since OSHA was created in 1970: The U.S. workforce has more than doubled in size. The number of […]

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Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics, here is the conclusion to this three-part blog dedicated to highlighting the prominence and problem of workplace violence in the U.S.  While the first and second parts of this blog were focused on presenting workplace violence statistics and risk factors (respectively), below, we will take a closer look […]

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Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 1) left offer, here we will continue to focus on the prevalence and problem of workplace violence in the U.S. While the first part of this blog was dedicated to presenting workplace violence statistics, below, we will highlight some of the factors that can increase […]

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Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 1)

Workplace violence is a serious issue for both employees and employers alike in the U.S. While workplace violence can involve threats of physical harm or even verbal abuse (both of which can create lasting psychological damage), in its most severe forms, workplace violence can cause people to sustain serious injuries, permanent impairments and potentially even […]

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Preventable Deaths 2014 Reports that 53,000+ Workers Die Each Year in U.S.

Workplace injuries and occupational illnesses are responsible for the deaths of more than 53,000 workers every year in the U.S., reports Preventable Deaths 2014 (an in-depth report compiled and published by the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health – or National COSH). Additional facts and statistics regarding workplace deaths that were spotlighted in this […]

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Mining Deaths Increase in 2013, According to MSHA

Mining deaths in 2013 increased by approximately 1.5 percent from those that occurred in 2012 – jumping from 36 mining fatalities in 2012 to 42 mining deaths in 2013, according to preliminary reports issued by officials at the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Although 2013 had been on target to reporting less mining deaths, […]

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Fall Accident Statistics: The Cost & Effect of Fall Injuries

Fall accidents are a major concern when it comes to workplace injuries, as about 9 million workers in the U.S. are hospitalized each year due to being involved in slip, trip and fall accidents. In fact, according to research conducted by Bolt Insurance: Fall-related accidents are the number one cause of workers’ compensation claims in […]

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Fall Injury Facts and Statistics for Construction Workers (Part 2)

Picking up from Fall Injury Facts and Statistics for Construction Workers (Part 1), the following presents some additional information regarding the prevalence of fall injuries on construction sites and what industry leaders can do to reduce these injuries, make construction site safer and, ultimately, to save lives. Specifically, while Part 1 of this blog focused […]

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For His Role in Employee Deaths, Former President of Chemical Company Will Serve One Year in Prison

The man who formerly served as president of Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services LLC (PACES) has been sentenced to serve one year in federal prison for his role in causing the death of one of PACES’ employees. According to court documents associated with the case, Matthew Bowman violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act […]

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Cancer Rates Are Higher Among Firefighters, Reports NIOSH Study

Cancer rates among firefighters – both for specific types of cancer and for all cancers combined – are higher than those in the general U.S. population, reports a recent study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This study, which analyzed approximately 30,000 firefighters in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco, included […]

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How to Conduct Effective Workplace Safety Training (Part 1)

While many employers regularly conduct safety training for their employees – particularly when it comes to introducing new equipment or trying to get better corporate insurance rates, whether or not this training is actually effective can typically only be tested by time to see if employees took in and applied any of the information provided. […]

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Workplace Fatalities Reportedly Decreased in 2012 (Part 2)

Picking up from Workplace Fatalities Reportedly Decreased in 2012 (Part 1), the following provides some additional statistics from the 2012 National Census of Fatal Workplace Occupational Injuries (conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Workplace violence is still a serious issue and major cause of workplace deaths. In fact, in 2012, about 17 percent of […]

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National COSH Report Recommends Reforms to Prevent Workplace Deaths (Part 2)

As discussed in National COSH Report Recommends Reforms to Prevent Workplace Deaths (Part 1), the April 2013 report compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) reported some eye-opening statistics regarding the frequency of workplace fatalities in the U.S. In addition to these statistics and discourse on various workplace safety topics, […]

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National COSH Report Recommends Reforms to Prevent Workplace Deaths (Part 1)

A recent report compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has revealed some shocking statistics regarding workplace fatalities while also providing some critical recommendations as to what legislators and employers can do to help reduce these mostly preventable deaths. In this report, entitled Preventable Deaths: The Tragedy of Workplace Fatalities […]

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