- Hazardous materials pipeline maze creates complexities for federal governing agency By Karen O'Hara
Federal data show hazardous materials transportation incidents resulting in death or major injury have been reduced by 4% every three years, while pipeline incidents with death or major injury have dropped by about 10% every three years.
- Training in native language improves likelihood of retention – and helps create safer workplaces By Teri Hale
To ensure the safety of your workforce, and to avoid potential liability under OSHA’s initiative, it’s imperative to offer training in employees’ native language and take steps to ensure that all safety practices are explained in an easily understood manner.
- How to encourage employees to report near-misses By Tony Ferraro
Near misses happen every day in the workplace. Regardless of their potential for personal injury and property damage, all near misses should be taken seriously and consistently reported.
- Workers’ compensation case trackers – your guides to return to work By Karen O'Hara
The way workers’ compensation cases are tracked from admission to discharge can be a differentiator when an employer is selecting an occupational medicine provider to become its partner in the management of workforce health and well-being.
- Follow California’s training lead to prevent workplace sexual harassment claims By Karen O'Hara
Under California law, supervisors in private companies with a least 50 employees must complete two hours of sexual harassment training every two years; new supervisors must be trained within six months of being promoted.
- Overcoming the odds in workers’ compensation medical management By Karen Wolfe
During the 2002 season, the Oakland As won enough games to make the playoffs despite a meager salary budget and “inferior” players, demonstrating the validity of a metrics-based approach. Although the two industries are dissimilar, distinct parallels can be drawn between the Oakland As’ story and the workers’ compensation system.