December 1, 2010

Cavalcade of Risk and assorted noteworthy news items from the blogosphere

Check out this week's Cavalcade of Risk, which is hosted by Nina Kallen, a Massachusetts attorney who runs the blog Insurance Coverage Law in Massachusetts. These carnivals are a good way to discover new blogs and we are happy to discover this one, right in our own backyard.

Flammable Ice Cream - an interesting Loss Prevention case study from Liberty Mutual that addresses the issue of flammable liquid hazards in unexpected place.

America's Best Hospitals Ranked - Complex Care Blog offers links to the recent rankings, as well as an interesting video on thinking differently about health care from the Mayo Clinic.

Beneath the Bell Jar: Companies Confront a Rise in Workplace Suicides - Emily Holbrook looks at this tough issue in the November issue of Risk Management.

Employee whistleblower protections in food new safety law - at Today's Workplace, attorney Jason Zuckerman discusses the robust whistleblower protections included in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which are included to ensure that workers can disclose food safety concerns without fear of reprisal. He offers a detailed overview of the provisions.

Update on OSHA's worker safety in construction efforts - OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab's keynote speech, which was delivered at the Building Trades Employers' Association of New York 2010 Safety Conference.

TSA Brings Problems on Itself - we discussed TSA employee stress earlier in the week. Workplace human behavior consultant and author Aubrey Daniels suggests that better attention to service and training might go a long way to reducing traveler tension - and would also, no doubt, make things easier for the screeners themselves.

Fatal occupational injuries at road construction sites, 2003-07 (PDF) - a report recently issued by the Monthly Labor Review, which analyzes trends and circumstances around the fatalities.

Remote Workers Need More Than Cookie-Cutter Safety Strategies - from Risk and Insurance, a discussion on telecommuting workers and an approach to keep them safe.

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