DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Safety News Briefs - Part 1 - Workplace Safety #1 Small Business Concern

A regular news feature summarizing workplace safety related news.

We scan newspapers, magazines and the internet for safety news that isn't being reported elsewhere. The following are links to safety-related news and articles that came out during the past week. If you have safety news, or safety tips, send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Workplace Safety Is The #1 Concern Of Small Business

The the insurance group Employers Holdings Inc. conducted a survey of more than 500 small businesses and found that workplace safety was the top concern for 35%.  An article in EHS Today reports that:

"In the survey of 502 small-business owners, 35 percent of the respondents indicated that they are more concerned about workplace safety than any other major business risk. Workplace safety was the No. 1 answer, followed by professional liability (26 percent) and cybersecurity (25 percent)."

Read the article here.

Comment Period On OSHA's Proposed Rule On Electronic Submission Of Injury And Illness Reports Extended By Two Days

Last Wednesday OSHA announced that the comment period on the proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses will close on March 10, 2014. The comment period was originally scheduled to close March 8. However, this date falls on a Saturday. OSHA will accept comments submitted March 10 as timely submittals.

The proposed rule amends OSHA's recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for electronic submission of injury and illness information.

Comments may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal or by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for more details.

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