In the beginning of 2019, a National Safety Council (NSC) study revealed that for the first time in US recorded history, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose (1:96) surpassed those of dying in an auto accident (1:103).
As a result, opioid overdoses are now the number one cause of preventable injury deaths in the United States.
The growing trend of opioid-related workplace incidents is a major concern for supply chains across the world. In fact, a recent study by Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows higher opioid overdose incidents occurring in industries that have a higher chance of worker-related injury. Among these, construction and manufacturing are the two industries most heavily affected.
This whitepaper discusses tips for dealing with the opioid epidemic and gives clarity around OSHA drug testing regulations.
On January 23, 2019, OSHA put into effect its 2019 Annual Adjustment that raised the penalties of violation by approximately 2.5% over the 2015 revised amounts. The consequences of non-compliance with OSHA regulations extend beyond the financial penalties imposed by the regulatory authority, with the biggest risk that an organization runs is that of reputational damage. In this whitepaper you’ll learn:
• The most cited occupational hazards over the last year
• How to be proactive in preventing occupational hazards in your workplace
• The importance of pre-qualifying third party contractors in order to mitigate risk in your organization
Cost reduction is a key criteria that executives often use when choosing initiatives to focus on. They are the ones that have the greatest potential to impact an organization's bottom line. Across life science organizations, a critical area for cost containment is training management.
This paper summarizes the results of a quantitative benchmarking survey to over 200 Life Science organizations. The study identifies the key compliance and performance improvement training topics they had addressed in 2011 along with key issues for 2012.
SOPs are critical to efficient manufacturing operations, quality control, and regulatory compliance. This paper reviews best practices for the Life Science industry for training on SOPs, and how learning management technology has the potential to improve learner retention through automated assessments.
Third party intermediaries have played starring roles in some of the most highly publicized global corruption trials. By any measure, third party intermediaries routinely rank high on the list of compliance worries for brand companies.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) violations have become the new healthcare fraud as the Department of Justice (DOJ) tests out new legal theories under the False Claims Act (FCA). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has dusted off its regulatory authority to prosecute GMP violations.
"Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard 1584 has been the de facto standard for calculating the arc energy levels at different points in a power system. However, NFPA 70E provides the option of using the Arc Flash Hazard PPE Category task tables for PPE selection.
Which is right for you, and what do you need to know about each option? Find answers in our white paper, which describes how both types of analysis systems work and how to be sure you are using the tables correctly."
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Jan 12, 2015
Keeping your employees safe and preventing accidents is essential for your company’s business and operating plans. Having a comprehensive workplace safety program can help your organization stay on-track. Skillsoft Global Compliance Solutions has compiled this resource guide that outlines essential areas you may be overlooking in constructing your program, as well as details on how considering these can assist in yielding the highest impact possible.