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OSHA Data, Employee Burnout and the History of Earth Day: What You’re Reading This Month

April 26, 2024
A look at some of the month’s most popular stories, as determined by you.

It’s safe to say April was a busy month!

When I went to pull this data, I found myself asking, “Did this really only happen a few weeks ago?” Yes, yes it did.

Throughout the month, I knew that some stories, such as OSHA’s final walkaround rule, would make this list. But there were a few that surprised me, including a quiz about Earth Day and tips for safely viewing the solar eclipse.

I am fortunate to live in a city along the path of totality that had clear skies that day. And wow, just wow! It was so magical and beautiful and strange to see darkness descend mid-afternoon for a few minutes. I now understand why some people become eclipse chasers.

I can tell you all are working on so many things simultaneously to make your workplaces safer, from maintaining OSHA compliance to keeping abreast of the latest data to looking for new ideas to keep lone workers safe. I hope you are able to pause for a moment and reflect on all that you have done and all the improvements you have made to your workplace.

And, if you think you’ve found the secret sauce to workplace safety, I hope you’ll submit an application to be one of America’s Safest Companies of 2024.

Until next time, be safe and be well!


The 10 Most Dangerous States for Workers

"It's clear we need to bridge the gap between existing safety protocols and the real-world needs of our workers."

See the states here.

Safety Concerns Viewing the Eclipse

"You can seriously damage the retina and even be permanently blinded,” said Chantal Cousineau-Krieger, M.D., of the National Eye Institute.

Read the recommendations here.

OSHA Releases 2023 Injury and Illness Data

Data is from 375,000 companies from Form 300A, and 850,000 from Form 300.

View the data here.

Employees and Managers are Burned out and Checked Out

New Harris poll says 75% of employees and 63% of managers are feeling burned out.

Read more here.

5 Proven Steps to Keep Lone Workers Safe

Here’s what you can do to protect your most vulnerable workers.

Read more here.

Apply to Become One of America’s Safest Companies

The competition for EHS Today’s annual award will be open until May 20, 2024.

View the instructions here.

Why are Some Companies Backing off Their Sustainability Commitments

And what can be done to get them to recommit to their carbon reduction goals?

Learn more here.

Test Your Earth Day Knowledge

How much do you know about the origins of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement?

Take the quiz here.

Final Rule Issued on Employee Representation at OSHA Inspections

“Worker involvement in the inspection process is essential for thorough and effective inspections and making workplaces safer,” said OSHA's Doug Parker.

Read the ruling here.

SLC 2024: What it Means to be a Safety Leader

To become a leader, you need to do more than just put in the work. Here’s what you need to do to gain influence.

Read more here.

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