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Shaming companies leads to fewer violations

Between 2009 and 2017, companies in Ohio and throughout the country that incurred serious OSHA violations would be named in a press release. According to one study conducted by an economist from Duke, the policy of publicly shaming violators helped to curtail violations. Specifically, the study found that there was a 73% decrease in violations incurred by companies located within 5 kilometers of a major violator that was publicly shamed.

Federal standards for lab workers' safety

For lab workers in Ohio, workplace safety can be very important. There are over 500,000 people in the United States working in laboratories, and they may face a number of significant dangers on the job, including chemical, biological and radiological toxins as well as typical concerns about space, comfort and safety in the case of an emergency. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration laboratory standards were created to define ways in which workers in laboratories should be protected, including employees in research labs, chemical storage facilities, waste handling and loading docks for lab facilities.

Contractors turn to supervisors to improve construction safety

A report from Dodge Data & Analytics has shown how more construction contractors in Ohio and across the U.S. are emphasizing worker participation and the leading role of supervisors in their effort to improve safety. Job site workers and supervisors are related to the top four factors that most contractors brought up as being essential to safety.

How employers can prevent fall injuries and deaths

OSHA updated its workplace safety rules in 2016, and it's still citing employers for violations of fall protection guidelines, which are the most common violations that the safety organization continues to see. Fatal falls account for 33% of all fatalities in the construction industry in Ohio and across the U.S. An estimated $70 billion in medical costs and workers' compensation benefits are paid out in connection with work-related falls annually.

NIOSH gives recommendations for maintaining good IEQ

Construction employers in Ohio may be wondering if they can improve the indoor environmental quality, or IEQ, in their workplace. Fortunately, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has provided a list of detailed recommendations to this end.

Six common ways that craft breweries violate OSHA standards

OSHA's safety standards apply to all industries in Ohio and across the U.S. That even includes the booming and "fun" craft beer industry. Roughly speaking, there are six ways that craft breweries are often violating these standards.

Help for workers suffering with repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries can cause daily pain and suffering for workers while they are trying to earn a living. It is important for injured workers suffering with a repetitive stress injury to understand what repetitive stress injuries are and the different types of help available to them if they are suffering with a repetitive stress injury caused by their work.

Workers' compensation benefits for injured Ohio workers

Ohio workers' compensation benefits can be essential benefits that injured workers need to help them following a workplace injury. Injured workers and their families should be familiar with the different types of benefits available and the application process for workers' compensation benefits.

Do injured workers have rights to vocational rehabilitation?

After suffering a debilitating and life-altering work injury, a worker and their family can find their lives turned upside down. In addition to all the physical symptoms and emotional burdens accompanying the injury, they may find themselves in a terrible financial crisis. However, there are resources available to injured workers to help them get back on their feet after work injury.