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$75000 fine for failing to report occupational disease claim - Lexology (registration)

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$75000 fine for failing to report occupational disease claim Lexology (registration) The Occupational Health and Safety Act obligation to notify the Ontario Ministry of Labour of accidents and occupational illness claims is not a mere technicality,...
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It is amazing to know that the government does in fact care about the welfare of employees and that employers will be punished for not following the correct procedures. Job well done to the occupational health and safety officers involved.

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Man whose son died on construction site pleas for better safety rules - WBIR-TV

Man whose son died on construction site pleas for better safety rules - WBIR-TV | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
Man whose son died on construction site pleas for better safety rules
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Rocky Tallent, a retired construction worker from Knoxville, buried his 27-year-old son, Michael, after a work-related accident claimed his life on New Year's Eve in 2012.
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I completely agree with this article. Further safety rules should be implemented for all jobs not just those in the construction industry. The government should also be using more resources to put towards the safety of all employees and to ensure employers are following the correct procedures.

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Financial Consequences of Occupational Accident At Your Company

Financial Consequences of Occupational Accident At Your Company | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
As entrepreneurs, we should always be aware of possible accidents occurring at our company. The more workers we employ the bigger likelihood of such unwanted happen. It is important to know that an accident taking place ...
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Employees can breathe a sigh of relief to know that there are consequences for the employer if they do not following the correct occupational health and safety procedures.

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Occupational Tree Care Accidents in 2013 | Tree Care Industry Association

Occupational Tree Care Accidents in 2013 | Tree Care Industry Association | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
We just released our summary of Occupational Tree Care Accidents in 2013. Read more to see the trends we uncovered! http://t.co/fQbK9LHWSh
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The statistics of which are shown in this article I find to be disgraceful. This many accidents should not be occurring within the workplace. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that their employees are safe. Furthermore, occupational health and safety officers need to be employed to discover these risks that employees face and reduce them. Employees should not be harming themselves at such an alarming rate. Yes, accidents happen but not at this high of a rate. Perhaps an accident instigation into the causes of electrocution and falls could reduce this number and make it safer for employees.

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Flaws Found In OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program - Chem.Info

Flaws Found In OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program - Chem.Info | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
KOSA Flaws Found In OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program Chem.Info The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration keeps a list of "the worst of the worst" employers in the nation — the Severe Violator Enforcement Program — and...
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After reading this article it is in my opinion that more needs to be done to stop employers from endangering their employees. Employees have the right to feel safe in the work place and should be given the correct procedures to keep themselves safe whilst working. It is a vital role of the occupational health and safety officer/occupational accident investigator to ensure that procedures are being followed correctly and if not to report it. 

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Federal report blasts Indiana OSHA - Journal and Courier

Federal report blasts Indiana OSHA - Journal and Courier | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
Occupational Health and Safety Federal report blasts Indiana OSHA Journal and Courier “If people are afraid to complain, you're asking for accidents at their facility.” Frank Rosenthal, an occupational and environmental health professor at Purdue...
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Employees should be able to feel like they can tell someone about a concern they have and that the concern will be investigated. It is the employers responsibility to ensure that the workplace is safe and ignoring employees concerns is definitely not following the correct procedures. 

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Whistleblower: Serious injuries from falls double - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Whistleblower: Serious injuries from falls double - Minneapolis Star Tribune | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
Whistleblower: Serious injuries from falls double
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Workplace accidents will always occur and will never be completely prevented. However, the number of accidents should not be increasing. With further knowledge the procedures that are to be followed for employees to remain safe should be bettered and occupational accidents should decrease.

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How To Avoid Construction Accidents In Our Company

How To Avoid Construction Accidents In Our Company | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
There are more and less threatened by accidents branches. Construction company is definitely amongst those more threatened, with almost all workers prone to suffer from some sort of occupational accident.
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In my opinion this company is following the correct steps to keep their employees safe and to follow occupational health and safety procedures correctly. It is an obligation of a business to ensure that their employees remain safe.

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Deconstructing Inherently Safer Technology - The Biological SCENE

Deconstructing Inherently Safer Technology - The Biological SCENE | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it
The Biological SCENE Deconstructing Inherently Safer Technology The Biological SCENE This accident is just one in a series of fatal industrial accidents that have rekindled a long-running, hard-fought debate over whether federal and state...
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The government should be employing and educating more people on occupational health and safety so that more of these accident do not occur. Accidents within the workplace should not be common and the government should be spending more time on ensuring that employees working in dangerous conditions are being informed of and following the correct procedures.

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Taking health and safety seriously - World Pumps

Taking health and safety seriously - World Pumps | OHS - Occupational Accident Investigation | Scoop.it

As this sTaking health and safety seriously
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Today many industrial establishments are much safer places than a few years ago, as regulations have led to fewer accidents in the workplace.

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As this article states occupational health and safety has definitely improved, however, more can be done to reduce risks and improve the overall safety of employees. Occupational accident investigators are required to improve this safety and to insure that if an accident were to ocur the proper procedures are followed.  

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