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Fatal Injury Trends in the Workplace, 1992–2011

In April of this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a summary of fatal injury statistics with data collected from 1992 to 2011. The goal of the fatal injury summary is to better understand fatal injury trends in the workplace.
Topics: News and Regulatory Alerts Safety Resources

Reducing Hazards To Temporary Workers

In 2013, an enforcement initiative was launched by OSHA focusing on the improvement of safety measures for temporary workers. OSHA defines "temporary workers" as workers that are supplied to a host employer and paid by a staffing agency. This applies whether the worker's job is temporary or not. OSHA's enforcement initiative focuses on identifying temporary workers, evaluating whether they are exposed to any safety hazards, and determining if they have received proper training and protection.
Topics: News and Regulatory Alerts Joint Employment

Comparing OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2013, FY 2012 and FY 2011

There has been a significant (45%) increase in safety violations cited by OSHA from 2012 to 2013. In addition to the increased number of violations, OSHA has also increased the number of press releases publicizing hefty fines.
Topics: OSHA Top 10 Cited Standards