The Chemical Safety Board Contemplates Reprimanding OSHA on Lack of Action

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public meeting on July 25 in Washington to consider whether OSHA adequately has implemented seven regulatory recommendations issued by the CSB, as well as to consider the selection of the agency’s first “Most Wanted Chemical Safety Improvement.”  This action would mark the first time the agency’s board members have selected special advocacy initiatives related to chemical safety. The morning session of the meeting will include consideration by CSB board members to designate the following recommendations CSB has made to OSHA as “Open-Unacceptable Response,” signifying that the board does not consider that OSHA has adequately implemented these recommendations: Recommendation No. 2001-05-I-DE-R1: Calls […]

Infographic: The High Cost of Slips, Trips and Falls

Accidents involving slips, trips and falls send 9 million people to the hospital each year and are a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, costing an average of $20,000 per accident. Did you know that 95 million workdays per year are lost due to slip-and-fall injuries? Here are a few facts about slip, trip and fall injuries: Wet walking surfaces is the cause for slips and falls 55 percent of the time. The average time off work due to a fall accident is 38 days. The top occupations for days missed due to occupational injury are police officers, janitors, nurses and food service workers. Infographic: The High Cost of Slips, Trips […]