New OSHA report examines the heavy costs imposed on workers, families, and the economy by workplace injuries and illnesses.
"Work injuries and illnesses exact a tremendous toll on society. Despite the decades-old legal requirement that employers provide workplaces free of serious hazards, every year, more than three million workers are seriously injured, and thousands more are killed on the job. The financial and social impacts of these injuries and illnesses are huge, with... Read more
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will require employers to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of being notified of the incident. In the past, employers only reported all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident.
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OSHA launching national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.
University of Washington Green Laboratory Certification Program promotes sustainability on campus by minimizing chemical and water use in laboratories. Learn more at our upcoming CE course entitled "Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories."