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More Protection for Vulnerable Workers: Key Learnings from the Nail Salon Scandal

If you follow workplace safety news, you likely noticed recent headlines surrounding concerns about the safety of workers in New York City nail salons. In case you missed them, they read a little something like this: “The Price of Nice Nails” (New York Times), “Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers” (New York Times), “Nail Salons Under Scrutiny… read more

Employers, Safety Managers, and Workers: Three Perspectives on Hand Safety

We’ve all heard the adage “There’s more than one side to every story.” And workplace safety is no different. Between federal regulators, local government agencies, business leaders, financial officers, safety leadership, PPE manufacturers and distributors, and the frontline workers themselves, it can seem like there are a dozen sides to every safety story. In this… read more

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What We Can Learn from Recent Workplace Safety Incidents

Some days it’s difficult to read the headlines on what’s happening in the world of occupational safety and health. Fatal injuries occur on the job every day, not to mention horrifying workplace accidents that maim, dismember, and disable employees. So why do we do it? Why do we publish articles about such incidents? And why… read more

After Workers’ Memorial Day, It’s Time to Get Back to Work (for Safety)

INTRODUCTION Since its inception in 1970, April 28 has been designated Workers’ Memorial Day, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, and injured by their work. It’s an important day to reflect on how far we’ve come in protecting workers, to remember and mourn those whose lives were lost to workplace… read more

Workplace Injuries Often Hurt More than the Bottom Line

INTRODUCTION As a safety leader or employer, it’s easy to think about workplace injuries in terms of numbers, data, and statistics. Chances are you’ve heard them all before. Approximately 4,500 workers are killed on the job each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)—more than 12 people every single day, including weekends and… read more