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Workplace fatalities increase for third year in a row in US

When you are working hard at your job, the last thing that you should have to worry about is becoming injured. Unfortunately, workplace injuries are a reality for thousands of workers across the United States. What’s more, workplace accidents don’t only result in injury—they can sometimes lead to death.

A primer on OSHA and the right to a safe workplace

In 1970, President Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act in order to reduce workplace injuries and protect the rights of workers to a safe workplace. The same year, Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—otherwise known as OSHA. OSHA is an agency within the Department of Labor that implements workplace safety standards across the United States.

NIOSH starts center focused on robotics and workplace safety

Robotics technologies have seen considerable advancements over the past few decades. This has increased the scope of possible workplace applications for such technologies. Industrial robots are showing up more and more in the American workplace. Also, the amount of possible human-robot interactions in the workplace is growing.

Tired workers could have major financial impacts on a business

It appears that Americans are no strangers to fatigue. According to National Safety Council estimates, around 43 percent of individuals here in the U.S. have sleep levels that are low enough to negatively impact things like their safety, productivity and cognitive abilities.

Workplace injury likelihood particularly high among EMS workers

Emergency medical service workers help people in times of great need and distress. Unfortunately, in the course of doing this important work, such workers sometimes end up in distressing situations themselves. For one, injuries can sometimes occur during the course of performing EMS work.

Safety issues can have financial and workforce impacts for companies

There are many steps small businesses can take to promote workplace safety. This includes providing employee safety training, putting policies in place regarding safety issues relevant to their workplace and creating an environment where employees feel comfortable reporting possible safety problems. What safety measures a business takes can be very impactful for it, as how safe its workplace is can have many ramifications for the company’s well-being.

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