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Recycling facility to enforce OSHA's BBP standards

Workers in the solid waste collection and recycling industry are at risk for certain injuries, especially needlesticks caused by used hypodermic needles, lancets and other sharps. Such workers in Georgia may even think that their companies do little to enforce OSHA's standards regarding the detection of needles. However, a recent engagement action may indicate that OSHA is upholding its standards more than ever.

Gig economy and worker safety

Georgia residents may have an understanding of what is meant by "gig economy." However, there is no consensus as to what the term actually means. Instead, it is used as a general way to describe work that is paid by the job rather than by the hour or some other period of time. There may be a variety of jobs within the gig economy such as working for Uber or starting an online store.

Keeping workplace safety rules simple

Georgia employers are required to comply with both state and federal regulations to keep their employees safe. A comprehensive workplace safety strategy typically involves employee education. Simplifying safety rules may help employers ensure that basic safety requirements are followed consistently.

Workers at heightened risk of injury in first month on job

Landing a new job can be an exciting time for a Georgia worker, but those early days at the job site impose a greater chance of workplace injury on a new hire. A research study by the Institute for Work & Health found that people have triple the risk of injuries that cause them to miss work during their first month of employment compared to co-workers that have been there for more than one year.

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