OSHA Announces Its Regulatory Priorities for 2015
By: Valerie Butera | November 25, 2014
On November 21, 2014, the Department of Labor released its Agency Rule List, which provides the status of all rulemaking efforts at each of its agencies. OSHA dominated the list of regulatory activity in the Department, listing 26 regulations in the prerule, proposed rule, and final rule stages.
Texas Mutual Regulatory Roundup
Updated Injury Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule
Texas Mutual has published a webinar for employers to learn their obligations under OSHA’s revised injury reporting and recordkeeping rules. These rules are in effect January 1, 2015.
The webinar also will give you a preview of other OSHA initiatives that affect you, as well as provide a link to the wonderful Texas Mutual safety resources available to HOTCOMP Safety Group members.
Falls Requiring Time Off from Work Increase
By: Fred Hosier | December 24, 2014
A new report shows good news overall regarding occupational injuries that require time off from work. But some types of these injuries are up.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual report, Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, shows the case rate decreased in 2013. The rate was 109.4 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, down from 111.8 in 2012.
The median number of days away from work to recuperate decreased from 9 in 2012 to 8 in 2013.
The rate of falls on the same level increased to 15.4 in 2013 from 14.8 in 2012, with increases in construction, wholesale trade, transportation, and warehousing.
Some other findings from the BLS report:
This BLS report is the third in an annual series of three which includes a report on fatal injuries and a report on all injuries and illnesses.