Tag: Workplace Safety

EHS

New Worker Study Finds Increased Concern About Workplace Safety

A new study from emergency communications provider AlertMedia finds that U.S. workers are more concerned than ever about their safety in the workplace. The Austin-based company’s inaugural State of Employee Safety Report polled more than 2,000 full-time employed American workers 18 or older about their perceptions of workplace safety. The study found that 90% of respondents believe […]

Well, That Escalated Quickly

I am still agog at the Antonio Brown situation several days later. For those of you who don’t follow sports or the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver (and generational talent) can be combustible. Since building a Hall of Fame-worthy career over many years in Pittsburgh, he’s unfortunately become fodder more for tabloid-esque behavior than his […]

mental health

11th Circuit Offers Guidance on Mental Disabilities and Workplace Safety

Major depressive disorder affects many Americans. In 2017, about seven percent of U.S. adults endured at least one major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. When the depressive episodes occur at work, they can create tough HR challenges. On May 27, 2021, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers […]

OSHA

OSHA Focuses Enforcement Efforts on Higher-Risk Workplaces Amid Pandemic

On March 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a national emphasis program (NEP) to focus its enforcement efforts on preventing employees from contracting COVID-19 and protecting those who report unsafe working conditions. In general, an NEP is a method by which OSHA temporarily focuses its resources on a specific danger or […]

safety

Why a Safe Workplace Is Just Good Business

Nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries occur each year. These injuries may often result in significant disruptions and costs to your company, as well as your employees and their families. While not all are considered serious, more than one-third of on-the-job injuries require time off work to facilitate recovery.

reports

Google ‘TVCs’ Write Open Letter to CEO

Last year, Google made international headlines but probably not for reasons it was pleased with. The big news involved 20,000 Google staff who walked out in protest over what they saw as discrimination, racism, sexual harassment, and a workplace culture they argued poorly handled such incidents.