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Injuries cost more than work comp suggests

I read this OSHA QuickTakes article with interest, and a lot of concern.  The implications of shifting costs is broad-ranging. A recent study from UC Davis shows that almost 80 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses are borne primarily by … Continue reading

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What you don’t know may hurt you

Encourage employees to report near mis-haps (near accidents, near misses, close calls) along with incidents and injuries. Those almost accidents can be warning signs of potential accidents. By having employees report them you can intervene sooner, identify hazards and then … Continue reading

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MN OSHA Safety Lines available

Minnesota OSHA publishes a quarterly newsletter.  The January 2011 edition is now available on Minnesota OSHA’s website.  You can also subscribe to receive email notification of when Safety Lines is published. Highlights of this issue include: Ken Peterson is named … Continue reading

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Safety tip: Slips and Falls

Slips and falls are leading causes of injuries.  Encourage employees to clean up spills immediately (whether or not they caused the spill) and to report slippery conditions. For solutions on dealing with slips and falls, or other safety issues, please … Continue reading

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