1. 400% Increase for OSHA Fines

    Potential increases in a company's legal and regulatory liability lie ahead. Under new guidance just published by OSHA, violations of the reporting rule now expose companies to fines 400% higher than previous requirements. Carla J. Gunnin of Jackson Lewis explains how the new guidelines permit area …Read More

  2. Connecting the Dots: Safety and Profitability

    The most efficient weight-loss book would have only two chapters, each with one sentence: Chapter One – “Eat less.” Chapter Two – “Exercise more.” There’d be a similar book for improving your company’s health: Chapter One – “Reduce costs.” Chapter Two – “Increase revenues.…Read More

  3. OSHA Enforcement Program Targets Midwest Manufacturing

    Tressi L. Cordaro of Jackson Lewis in Washington, D.C. gives fair warning to companies in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska that have elevated injury and illness rates: A recent OSHA initiative is looking at you for comprehensive safety and health inspections.…Read More

  4. Connecting the Dots: Safety and Profitability

    The most efficient weight-loss book would have only two chapters, each with one sentence: Chapter One – “Eat less.” Chapter Two – “Exercise more.” There’d be a similar book for improving your company’s health: Chapter One – “Reduce costs.” Chapter Two – “Increase revenues.…Read More

  5. Creating and keeping a safety culture

    Some contractors look to incentive programs as a way to reduce injuries and accidents. But, according to Dianna Wiggins, an independent loss control consultant, “There’s a place for safety incentives after you’ve changed the safety culture – by developing a really good safety program.” Fir…Read More

  6. Caring About Your Safety Culture

    The remodeling business can expose workers to safety risks not found in static environments like manufacturing: Because the work environment changes continuously, lack of familiarity with each location’s potential dangers alters how those hazards are monitored and avoided. This means that work pro…Read More

  7. A Safe Attitude

    Almost 40 years ago, Dennis Lawson began his working career with a giant chemical manufacturer that produced ingredients used in products from plastics to pharmaceuticals. Today he is the Health, Safety, and Fleetmanager for Royal Plus, Inc. (a member of Disaster Kleenup International), with seven l…Read More

  8. Do You Believe in Safety?

    Elaine Taylor recalls back in the mid 1990s when one of her employees – a young carpenter – was wrapping up work at the end of the day replacing the roof on a fire-damaged home. It was winter time in Alaska, and the crew had just finished spreading plastic sheets to cover the roof openings. One …Read More