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November 2016 Archives

Improving workplace safety

The funding for the Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School was recently renewed with a $6.5 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. South Carolina employers and employees may be interested to learn how the center is working to discover new ways to tackle the issues that affect workplace safety and health.

How digital technology makes workplaces safer

Many South Carolina employees may be working in safer environments than their counterparts in the past could have dreamed of. That is in part due to technology. The digital age not only makes things more convenient, it can increase safety with technology that can reduce many on-the-job safety risks in various industries.

Workplace dangers in healthcare professions

Although each state's workplace safety statistics can be affected by the prevalent industries in the area, South Carolina workers and employers can benefit from an awareness of national trends. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those working in nursing homes and hospitals face particularly high safety risks on the job. Construction is another area with high injury rates in the private sector.

Report indicates insufficient mine safety warning measures

Workers in South Carolina and the rest of the nation have the right to work in safe conditions. According to a recent report issued by the Office of Inspector General, federal mine safety officials are not proficiently addressing worker complaints concerning the dangerous conditions that can cause injuries to mine workers.

Aggressive driving a factor in majority of traffic fatalities

Aggressive driving contributed to 56 percent of traffic fatalities between 2003 and 2007, according to an American Automobile Association study. The study made use of data gathered by the Fatal Accident Report System, a project of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drivers on South Carolina roadways should be wary of behaviors that constitute aggressive driving.

Keeping temporary workers safe on the job

Temporary workers in South Carolina are entitled to the same safety protections as their full-time counterparts. A case study published by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration examined the obligations of staffing firms and host employers to ensure workplace safety for their temporary workers.

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