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During the government shutdown, the news focused on the 800,000 furloughed workers who went without pay for over a month — and justifiably so. But in the background, another group of workers suffered.
Kevin Farthing, a 2018 Risk All Star, solved his staff’s high rate of musculoskeletal injuries, saving more than $500K in annual workers’ comp costs.
The steady creep of air tainted with dangerous particulate matter could make it far more challenging for employers in wildfire regions to protect outdoor workers from illness or injury.
Before you pitch a new safety initiative to the C-suite, understand what you want to achieve and have a detailed roadmap to get you there.
Younger business owners were raised on technology. Now they’re using it to their advantage, including how they keep their people safe at work.
With a detailed and accurate job description at the ready, case managers can help treating physicians make better decisions about return-to-work options.
Employers and insurers are engaging workers in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to help curb serious fall risk in the construction trades.
The decline of opioids is encouraging, but increased positive tests in methamphetamine and cocaine should be seen as a wake-up call for public safety.
Overexertion, same-level falls and falls to a lower level top the list.
Robot co-workers may bridge talent shortfalls and improve productivity, but only if manufacturers anticipate the risks.
With more jobs utilizing technology advancements, manufacturing turns to cobots to help ease talent gaps.
Protective gear sized for men puts women at risk for injury in construction and many other trades.
A new Constructech ecosystem of wearable devices, sensors, virtual reality and drones will enable smarter and safer structures.
Automation may help companies prevent common injuries, but it’s not time to ease diligence on safety.
Homicides and suicides in U.S. workplaces are increasing year over year.
Large failures generally start with small failures that build on one another.
The very best workers’ compensation programs are the ones where workers aren’t just the subject of the program, they’re a part of it.
At Rochester Regional Health, the workers’ comp and safety team champion employee engagement and positive reinforcement.
Better coordination of workers’ compensation risk management spelled success for the Massachusetts Port Authority.
The Valley Health System shifted its philosophy on workers’ compensation, putting employee and patient safety at the forefront.
Recognizing parallels between athletes and public safety officials, the city of Denver made tailored fitness training part of its safety plan.