TRIR stands for “Total Recordable Incident Rate.” OSHA developed this calculation to gauge a company’s safety record compared to its peers. It looks at the number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time workers during a year. OSHA injury reporting data is publicly available, as are the industry averages. This can be a blessing or a curse, depending on which...

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A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver who operates locally, within a 150 air-mile radius, may qualify for certain exceptions from federal hours-of-service rules. Qualifying drivers may use simpler time records and, depending on the type of vehicle being driven, may be exempt from 30-minute breaks, the standard 14-hour limit, and the need to keep supporting...

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Elevating Your Psychological Resiliency

Psychological resilience refers to the ability to mentally withstand or adapt to uncertainty and adversity. Building resilience to life’s inevitable changes and challenges can help you cope with and manage stressors. Resilience can also help protect you from various mental health symptoms. As the pandemic rolls into year three, health care professionals are...

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OSHA has issued a proposed rule to reconsider and revoke the final approval of Arizona’s State OSHA plan, which it says is in response to nearly a decade-long pattern of failures to adopt and enforce standards and enforcement policies at least as effective as those used by federal OSHA.

OSHA stated that it has grown increasingly concerned that actions by...

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Texas Work Comp Division Reports 78K COVID-19 Claims

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) reported more than 78,000 COVID claims and 422 fatalities as of Feb. 6, 2022.

DWC’s March report, “COVID-19 In The Texas Workers’ Compensation System,” is based on a data call with 74 selected insurance carriers.

According to the report, 48% of COVID claims and 52% of...

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