Numerous states permit the use of medical marijuana, and two states – Colorado and Washington – have legalized it for recreational purposes. Some states, such as Minnesota and Arizona, have implemented laws restricting employers’ ability to fire employees who use medical marijuana on their own time.
The changing landscape associated with state-by-state “legalization” of marijuana use only adds to the confusion that employers already face in dealing with sometimes conflicting rules and regulations regarding drug testing and substance abuse.
On October 28, the 2014 America's Safest Companies received their awards. The representatives from the companies were so excited to receive the awards that they couldn't wait for us to finish reading their company names before jumping out of their seats.
This photo gallery offers a snapshot of each company – where they're located, what they do and how many people they employ – as well as a quote from someone at the company that sums up why our judges felt they should be recognized as one of America's Safest Companies.
There’s plenty that Raytheon can’t tell you about its manufacturing facility near downtown Indianapolis. But the defense contractor is more than willing to talk about the strategies that help create a safe and healthy environment for the 1,100 workers at the site.
The 1 million-square-foot facility is part of Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services unit, which makes sophisticated software and electronic systems for military applications. The Indianapolis facility is a former U.S. Navy site that the city leases to Raytheon.
Just how much do you know about workplace safety and health? Here's one way to find out: Take this short quiz on OSHA's history.
This is the first installment in a series of fun and educational quizzes designed to test your knowledge of EHS facts, stats and events. Good luck!