Monthly Archives: April 2010

OSHA Changes Inspection Penalties

On April 22nd, OSHA released information about their Severe Violator Enforcement Program. As we have noted in prior blogs, OSHA has been working on a new penalty structure.  According to the press release: “For many employers, investing in job safety … Continue reading

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The Economics of Safety

Edward Lotterman, the economics columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, had a column in yesterday’s paper on the economics of safety.  While his specific example was mine safety, his comments, about why safety regulation is warranted, apply to all … Continue reading

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Bike Helmets

With this unseasonably warm weather, many of us are experiencing spring fever. Biking, scooter and motorcycle season is upon us. The Minnesota Safety Council are offering bicycle helmets below retail costs. The Minnesota Safety Council recently put out this information: … Continue reading

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