Despite nearly three million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private employers last year, results from a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics’ survey show the total recordable cases incidence rate fell 0.1 cases per 100 full-time workers.
It shouldn’t be news that bad work designs can spell major problems for employers in terms of lost production time, workers’ compensation claims and injuries. All of these take deep cuts out of the bottom line. But poor design can hurt you where you least expect it such as in turnover rates, damage to your brand and bad rankings in best place to work surveys.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule that clarifies an employer's continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness.