OSHA Announces Decline in Workplace Fatalities

In December 2018, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), issued a statement regarding a decline in workplace fatalities for 2017. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2017, there were 43 fewer workplace fatalities in 2017 than the previous year.  

“While today’s report shows a decline in the number of workplace fatalities, the loss of even one worker is too many,” said Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). “Through comprehensive enforcement and compliance assistance that includes educating job creators about their responsibilities under the law, and providing robust education opportunities to workers, OSHA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the American workforce.”

A Statement About Opioid Addiction

According to Assistant Secretary Sweett, “the scourge of opioid addiction unfortunately continues to take its toll on workers across the country, demonstrating the importance of this Administration’s efforts to tackle this crisis.”

The number of unintentional overdoses due to the non-medical use of drugs or alcohol while at work increased by 25 percent! For the fifth consecutive year overdose deaths rose by at least 25 percent.

Healthcare Compliance Pros believes education is one the best forms of prevention. Our opioid crisis training course answers the following questions and more:

  • How did the opioid crisis begin?
  • How do opioids work?
  • What are the signs of an overdose?
  • What are the signs of an addiction?
  • What treatments should be used?
  • What response is being done at the federal and state levels?
  • Is there a guideline for the prescribing opioids?

If you are interested in adding the Opioid Crisis Training to your compliance program, please contact us by email: [email protected] or by phone: 855-427-0427.

 

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