Tag: National Safety Council


2 Ways to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic in the Workplace

Since 2012, the number of people dying from drug- or alcohol-related causes while on the job has been growing by at least 25% annually (Bureau of Labor Statistics). And that’s just inside the workplace! According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 116 people died every day in 2016 from an opioid overdose, […]

Best practices: 2014 Green Cross for Safety Award

Owens Corning is the 2014 recipient of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Green Cross for Safety medal. The prestigious Green Cross award is presented annually to an organization with outstanding safety performance and a commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where employees work and live. Over the past 12 years, Owens […]

Ban Raises Texting-Driving Issues that Go Beyond Big Rigs

The federal Transportation Department’s announcement banning texting by drivers of commercial vehicles is sure to make employers think twice about their policies even if they don’t have trucks or buses on the road. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement January 26 that an interpretation of standing rules prohibits texting by drivers of commercial […]