Many employers and building managers are purchasing "green" cleaning products with the expectation that they are safer for workers and the environment. However, placing the word green in a name or on a bottle does not ensure that a chemical is safe.
Loss costs in the New York workers' comp system will remain unchanged this year. The Cuomo administration rejected the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board's proposed 11.5 percent increase, saying the state's businesses must remain competitive in order to create jobs and get the state's economy back on track.
Manufacturing has some of the highest incident rates of musculoskeletal disorders involving days away from work of any industry. Employees working in overhead assembly such as in motor vehicle work are especially prone to these injuries.
Net premiums written by state funds increased more than 7 percent in 2011. The market is likely to see more significant growth than the rest of the workers' comp industry this year, according to a new analysis from A.M. Best.
The nation's third-largest petroleum refinery has reached a settlement with OSHA. The terms of the agreement call for BP to pay more than $13 million in fines and abate violations after a fatal explosion in 2005.
Researchers are calling for engineering and administrative controls to reduce the incidence of lung cancer among professional drivers. The authors of a new study also say the government and researchers should step in and help.