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September 2016 Archives

OSHA says new rule improving safety for workers

A report released by OSHA says that its severe injury reporting system has helped to improve worker safety. However, it also acknowledged in its report that up to 50 percent of employers may not be reporting serious injuries as required. OSHA requires employers in Pennsylvania and around the country to report within 24 hours any injury that causes eye loss, inpatient hospitalization or amputation, and the rule first went into effect in January 2015.

Bad back from computer work? Don't wait.

Most of us spend at least some time at a computer every day, whether for school, pleasure or work. For those of us who spend the better part of our work day on a computer, computers can cause neck and back pain, headaches and eye strain. Computers have certainly made our lives easier, but they have come with some drawbacks as well.

Drivers may be screened for sleep disorder

A proposed rule that would screen both railroad workers commercial truck drivers for sleep apnea was met with a mixed reaction. There were a total of 593 comments made to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration. The condition impacts an estimated 28 percent of commercial truck drivers, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers.

Steps HR managers can take to build a safety culture at work

Hazards vary among workplaces in Pennsylvania, but all managers and business owners have an interest in fostering a culture of safety among their employees. After all, fewer accidents translate into fewer claims on workers' compensation insurance. Safety can be increased when everyone on the job takes the issue seriously. In workplaces where people tend to have a casual attitude about workplace hazards and safety training, human resources professionals can take action to improve the situation.

Millions suffer work-related hearing losses

Pennsylvania residents who lose their hearing as a result of their occupations may be interested to know they might be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some 22 million people are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in the workplace each year.

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