2016 National Fall Prevention Stand-Down May 2, 2016 to May 6, 2016

OSHA will be holding the 2016 National Fall Prevention Stand-Down May 2 to May 6.  Through OSHA’s cooperative alliance with Suncoast Safety Council, a Free Fall Prevention Seminar & Demonstration will be provided on Friday, May 6, 2016.

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Workplace Health & Safety: Fatal Work-Related Injuries (2008-2011)

Workplace Health & Safety: Fatal Work-Related Injuries (2008-2011)

Article: Fatal Work Related Injuries in SE States

This is a collaborative project among the states involved in the Southeastern States Occupational Network (SouthON). Visit their website at:  http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/erc/SouthON.htm for complete information.Read more

WISE is proud to announce their 3rd Annual Personal Development Retreat on June 25, 2016!

WISE is proud to announce their 3rd Annual Personal Development Retreat!

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Over 10K severe worker injuries reported in first year of OSHA requirement

News Release Over 10K severe worker injuries reported in first year of OSHA requirement – Most employers cooperated with OSHA to fix hazards, but some tried to hide them.

 

WASHINGTON – In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration of more than 10,000 severe work-related injuries, creating the opportunity for the agency to work with employers to eliminate hazards and protect other workers. Since Jan. 1, 2015, employers have been required to report any severe work-related injury – defined as a hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye – within 24 hours. The requirement that an employer report a workplace fatality within eight hours remains in force. In the first full year of the program, employers reported 10,388 severe injuries, including 7,636 hospitalizations and 2,644 amputations. In a majority of those cases, OSHA responded by working with the employer to identify and eliminate hazards, rather than conducting a worksite inspection. “In case after case, the prompt reporting of worker injuries has created opportunities for us to work with employers we wouldn’t have had contact with otherwise,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels, who authored the report. “The result is safer workplaces for thousands of workers.” OSHA found some employers exceeded the agency’s requirements to protect workers from future incidents. Unfortunately, a few responded with callous disregard. One manufacturer tried to hide an entire room full of machinery from OSHA inspectors. The evaluation of 2015 results, which breaks out the top 25 reporting industries, notes that by instituting the requirement, the agency can better target resources where needed, and engage employers in high-hazard industries to identify and eliminate hazards.Read more

ISASH is pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 Annual Conference is now OPEN!

ISASH is pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 Annual Conference is now OPEN!

Please go to www.isash.org scroll to the RED Box directly beneath the picture(s) of the face page and click on Register Now.

The direct link to conference information and link to the registration form is https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=2016925E&OID=50

Links to information about the 2016 ISASH Conference as well as the follow-on ISASH Ag Safety and Health Certificate Course are found on the left side of the page.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:

Chip Petrea, PhD repetrea@illinois.edu

Illinois AgrAbility Unlimited – Client Services National AgrAbility Project – Evaluation Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center – Ag S&H Continuing Education International Society for Agriculture Safety and Health – Org. Secretary Ag Safety and Health Network – Executive Director

Principal Research Specialist, Ag Safety and Health University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dept.Read more