December 2018


OSHA's 'Top 10' most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018

Which violation is making its first appearance on OSHA's annual list of most-cited violations? Safety+Health presents the data on OSHA's "Top 10" for fiscal year 2018. Also: An exclusive Q&A with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the agency's Directorate of Enforcement Programs. Read more

Incentive programs, post-incident drug testing not prohibited under electronic recordkeeping rule, OSHA says

In a memo sent Oct. 11 to regional administrators and state designees, the agency outlines examples of acceptable drug testing, and states that incentive programs that withhold prizes because of an injury are compliant "as long as the employer has implemented precautions to ensure that employees feel free to report an injury or illness." Read more

Highlights: 2018 NSC Congress & Expo

A recap of the biggest news out of the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo, which took place Oct. 20-26 in Houston. Read more

How much time 'should' leaders spend on safety?

"As with most seemingly simple questions, the answer is more complex," say DEKRA Insight's Don Groover and Rick Smith, who contend that "one important point to understand … is where the organization is on its safety journey." Read more

Mastering skills by practicing with intent

"You need to 'purposefully practice' to master skills such as listening or handling the burden of a busy schedule," says veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk, who offers three suggestions for incorporating practice into your daily activities. Read more


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