Study finds random inspections reduce the number of workplace injuries

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Do random workplace inspections result in fewer injuries or are they just a burden on business? This question has largely gone unanswered. Over the years, some evidence has suggested that oversight by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration reduces on-the-job disabling injuries. Yet researchers have struggled to track the effectiveness of inspections when most...
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Federal regulations may not address biggest truck crash risk factors

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FMCSA driver regulations may not be effective in preventing many truck accidents because they do not address common risk factors for truck accidents.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the federal agency responsible for drafting and enforcing safety regulations governing commercial vehicles. As part of its mission, the FMCSA drafted Hours of Service regulations...
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Older drivers may be more at risk of causing accidents

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A variety of physical and mental factors can affect an older person’s ability to drive safely. Many elderly people are involved in fatal accidents each day.It's understandable that an older driver may not want to give up the keys and restrict his or her independence. However, statistics have shown that as people age, there...
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With summer heat come concerns about workers’ safety

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This article looks at the threat of heat-related illnesses during the summer months for workers.This summer is turning out to be a scorcher, with temperatures well above average all across the country. While the long, balmy days may be welcomed by some, for those who work outside or in hot conditions, the soaring temperatures...
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Can Short-Term Disability Benefits Affect Georgia Workers’ Comp Eligibility?

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Employees injured while working on the job can seek compensation for their injuries through Georgia's workers' compensation system. Sometimes workers face a dilemma, however, in deciding whether to pursue workers' compensation, short-term disability or just use a couple sick days.If a worker makes the wrong decision, it may be more difficult to obtain benefits...
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