- Employee injuries cost U.S. businesses more than a billion dollars each week By Langdon Dement
According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. This translates into more than a billion dollars spent by businesses each week on the most disabling injuries.
- Customized training an investment in safer workplaces, employees By Teri Hale
Training is most effective when employees can link the material back to their job. Customized courses incorporate learning activities pertinent to the actual work environment. They may include real-life workplace information, practices and policies; site-specific photos, imagery; videos, demonstrations; corporate branding, logos and color schemes.
- Failure to address ergonomic risk factors can be a costly oversight By Langdon Dement
Every year thousands of workers are affected by ergonomic risk factors that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other types of injuries and illnesses. Since there is no federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standard for ergonomics, many employers overlook the importance of this discipline that costs billions of dollars per year.
- Employee vaccines – an ounce of prevention that saves lives, cuts costs By Langdon Dement
Infectious diseases are the second leading cause of death worldwide and are responsible for more deaths annually than cancer. They can be transmitted by a number of routes, e.g., direct/indirect contact, airborne, droplet) and have the potential to affect large populations.
- Justifying your investment in ergonomics policies and interventions By Karen O'Hara
Ergonomics is the science of fitting the physical environment and the job to the worker’s capabilities and limitations. There are good reasons to pay attention. Poor worker-to-job fit is associated with the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the U.S.
- Examiner bulk reporting capability will help expedite commercial driver certificates By Karen O'Hara
The FMCSA has developed a method for medical examiners who are using specialized occupational health software like UL Workplace Health and Safety’s SYSTOC solution to submit and upload exam results in bulk rather than individually. According to the FMCSA, UL will be allowed to register as users on the National Registry system and transmit CMV driver exam data electronically on behalf of certified medical examiners using SYSTOC.