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April 3, 2017
Between 2010 and 2014, nine workers in the oil and gas industry died of what were initially determined to be “natural causes.” But the explanation was unsatisfactory—the men were young and healthy and had been found dead for no apparent reason after working alone, either gauging fluid levels or drawing samples from oilfield tanks.
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March 31, 2017
Ridding your workplace of drug and alcohol abuse can benefit your business and your employees in a variety of ways. If you haven’t looked at your policy in a while, you may be missing key elements. According to the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, employers that implement drug-free programs see a decrease in workplace accidents, employee mistakes, absenteeism, turnover, and a decline in workers’ compensation claims.
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March 17, 2017
OSHA has initiated an unusually high number of inspections in the country’s midsection over the past several months. What are inspectors looking for, and what are they finding? The agency has launched 12 fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska since October 1, 2016—up from seven for the same period in the previous year.
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February 22, 2017
The opioid epidemic has found its way into the workplace. Find out what employers are doing to help fight prescription drug abuse. A new report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans finds that employers have implemented a number of initiatives to address the issue.
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