One of the threads we've continued to follow in this blog is the use -- and sometimes overuse -- of prescription painkillers after someone suffers a workplace injury.
In the first part of this post, we introduced the proposal by federal safety regulators to make companies report more information online about workplace injuries.
In recent years, our society has been learning hard lessons about what happens when there is too little transparency and not enough disclosure. Sex abuse cases involving priests, teachers and others are a case in point. For years, the problem was that organizations were too inclined to sweep problems under the rug rather than address them in a forthright way.
In the first part of this post, we raised the question of how the application of enhanced technology could make for a safer and smarter workplace.
The technological revolution we are living through now has already transformed the way millions of people communicate and conduct many aspects of their daily lives.
Drunk driving accidents claim thousands of lives every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the overall national death toll has been around 10,000 in recent years.
Issues relating to the eligibility for workers' compensation of construction employees who are injured in on-the-job accidents are one of the themes of this blog. In our September 20 post, for example, we discussed the lag in compliance with fall protection standards among many construction employers.