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EHS Magazine Discussions of Leading and Lagging Indicators and OSHA

Last Week, Sandy Smith, Editor in Chief of EHS Magazine, interviewed me for two articles she prepared today on the continued difficulties presented as employers struggle to rely on leading indicators to manage safety rather than relying on workplace injury data – “lagging … Continue reading

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OSHA Warning: Don’t Get Caught In a Trap!

It’s nice to see that more and more employers and their publications are raising the legal and practical concerns associated with reliance on “lagging indicators,” such as recordable injuries to manage and evaluate safety programs. Go to the Blog  of … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Post That OSHA 300A Summary By This Friday, February 1!

Don’t Forget to Post That OSHA 300A Summary By This Friday, February 1! It always amazes me that such an admittedly dry subject creates so much interest. Today, we held the first of two Firm webinars today on the nuts and bolts … Continue reading

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Zero Injuries Is Not Proof Of Safety Excellance

I notice that one of the most popular subjects on which I blog is how to “lawfully” incentivize safety.  A number of my Blogs and articles have focused on OSHA’s vigorous attacks on Employer Safety Incentive Programs or on the … Continue reading

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OSHA WILL Go After You If They Don’t Like Your Policies On Discipline For Not reporting Injuries

OSHA Region V recently gave a presentation on their focus on retaliation cases, including an intense scrutiny of rules and discipline related to failure to timely report workplace injuries. These comments reflect the OSHA National emphasis  I keep harping about … Continue reading

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Confusion About Safety Incentive Plans – Legal or Illegal?

Questions about Safety Incentive Plans have resurfaced in a number of discussions and blogs because of OSHA’s steadily increasing rhetoric against safety incentive programs that rely on injury data and/or whose incentives OSHA deems to be of sufficient magnitude to … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Latest Regulatory Agenda Suggests Few New Regulations In 2013

OSHA tardily published its Fall Regulatory Agenda on December 21.  The Administration did not even publish the Spring Agenda, and commentators for management and labor have described the dates as bearing little relationship with temporal reality as we know it. … Continue reading

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