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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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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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Why Does OSHA Want a Digital Copy of My Safety Program?

Recently OSHA Compliance Officers in two different Area Offices specifically requested digital copies of employers’ “Safety Program” instead of written copies. The employers understandably wondered why the Compliance Officers expressly wanted digital copies. An obvious concern was that the Compliance … Continue reading

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