Companies with a strong safety culture generate higher returns for investors, Study Suggests September 16, 2013 No Comments
Here’s a stock-picking strategy: Companies with a strong culture of health, safety and wellness generate higher returns for investors than other firms.
That’s the hypothesis of a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Researchers tracked the stock-market [...]
Is this a good idea? A Canadian province is about to enact a new workplace safety law that would allow inspectors to issue fines to workers for violations. Penalties could be substantial for repeat offenders.
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the province of Alberta will allow its Occupational Health and Safety Officers (inspectors) to ticket workers on [...]
Grain bin survivor credits mask for saving his life: “My whole life I’ve been told that once you go down in a grain bin, you die” No Comments
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Do managers care more about production than employee safety? September 10, 2013 No Comments
EHS Today has released the results of its 2013 National Safety Survey of nearly 1,000 environment, health and safety professionals.
Overall, there has been great improvement in certain areas, but the EHS community is still plagued by recurring issues we have not been able to overcome.
It’s not all rosy.
Among respondents, 61.4 percent say the performance of [...]
A lawyer took a supermarket chain to task for not having a sufficient safety program, and it cost the employer big bucks. But this isn’t about an OSHA fine or a workers’ comp trial.
A sales representative for General Mills was making one of her routine stops at a Pathmark supermarket in Philadelphia when she tripped [...]
For the second time this year, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) finds itself in a spat with another government agency about the ability to perform its mission.
This time, it’s up against the EPA.
The massive fire at the Chevron refinery 10 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA, on Aug. 6, 2012, is at the center [...]
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Lime Green Ambulances Stand Out in Community Ontario August 27, 2013 No Comments
The emergency medical services department of Northumberland County, Ontario, CN, this month begun using three new ambulances with safety features to make them more visible at night and safer for paramedics inside. Northumberland County EMS announced the new equipment on Aug. 15.
The county is located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, east of metropolitan [...]
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a proposed rule by the agency will ease a daily paperwork requirement for professional truck drivers, thereby cutting the industry’s costs by an estimated $1.7 billion annually.
“President Obama challenged his Administration to find ways to cut waste and red tape, a challenge I pledged to meet during my [...]
Workers Comp Fraudster Caught On Facebook August 26, 2013 No Comments
What happens in Arizona doesn’t stay in Arizona when you post it on your Facebook page. And in a another case, it’s apparently “do as I say, not as I do,” when it comes to workers’ comp.
First, the case of Michael Mallory, formerly of Ohio. While working in the Buckeye state, Mallory was injured and [...]