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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What is the #1 labor standard? New study reveals it is workplace safety

A new study released by the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center (NORC) reveals what workers rank as their top labor standard. According to NORC's report, Public Attitudes towards and Experiences with Workplace Safety, 85 percent of workers ranked "workplace safety regulations" as their top labor standard. Other workplace standards and practices ranked by the study's respondents included minimum wage, paid sick days and overtime pay, among others. It is telling that, amongst other areas of workplace concern, what's most important to workers is their safety.

Celeste Monforton, a health and safety research professional and contributor to The Pump Handle occupational health and safety blog, offers further insight into NORC's report. Monforton also helps workers understand whether OSHA views excessive work hours to be classified as a work safety issue. To read her insights relating to NORC's report, check out her latest blog post entitled Workplace safety ranked #1 labor standard.

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Anonymous Osha Online Training said...

Occupational safety and health is the most important thing... after all, if you haven't got your (safety and) health... you really don't have anything.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Munros Safety Apparel said...

That is certainly a sigh of relief! If workplace safety isn't in the forefront, then what's left??

12:11 PM  
Anonymous MRWED said...

Workplace Safety is very important because: it protects employees and the employer from death or injury, it teaches workers how to work in a safe environment and keeps everyone feels safe and happy.
The key to employee productivity is to keep them motivated. Employees can remain motivated if they feel the safety in their workplace.

3:01 AM  

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