Dia de los Muertos: Remembering the Dead

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  — George Santayana Our offices on Cherokee Street exist in the midst of a vibrant Hispanic community. So here in our neighborhood, Dia de los Muertos is in getting in full swing and will be observed through November 2. Dia de los Muertos, the [...]

In the Line of Duty: Workers’ Memorial Day

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  —John F. Kennedy In 2016, the most recent year for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released data, 5190 Americans died in the line of duty.  They were loggers and librarians, [...]

By |2018-05-29T13:59:21+00:00April 26th, 2018|Current Events, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Workplace Safety in the Gig Economy: New BLS data on 2015 fatalities

“The more things change, the more they are the same.”  Alphonse Karr Recently released fatal injury data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that self-employed workers are almost five times as likely to die on the job as employees. It Seems Like Nothing Much Has Changed As promised, the BLS released its 2015 [...]

By |2017-07-24T17:21:01+00:00December 21st, 2016|Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Making the Workplace Safer: OSHA’s Top 10 Citations

“If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline.”  Tom Galassi, director of enforcement programs for OSHA About this time every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration publishes its top 10 list of regulatory violations and the Bureau of Labor Statistics [...]

By |2017-07-24T17:27:42+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Process Safety, Process Safety Management|0 Comments