Weblog roundup: news and views from around the blogosphere

January 13th, 2006 by Julie Ferguson

Workplace health & safety is good for business (PDF). So says the Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, which has established the goal of “reducing workplace injuries by 20 per cent by 2008. That would translate to 60,000 fewer injuries a year. The ultimate goal is to eliminate all workplace injuries and deaths.” To back up this commitment, 200 inspectors are being added. I’d like to see us establish a goal like that here in the U.S. – we will have to keep an eye on Ontario’s progress. Via Michael Fitzgibbon’s Thoughts from a Management Lawyer
Are 15 percent of your workers under the influence of alcohol?rawblogXport points to a study by the University of Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, along with some resources for creating an alcohol and drug free workplace.
Weyco Demands Healthy Workers – a post at Workplace Prof Blog discusses the aggressive approach that Weyco is taking in mandating healthy lifestyles for its employees, and whether these measures violate the ADA. We previously discussed Weyco’s policy of terminating employees who smoke.
U. S. Health spending is up 7.9% – Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters discusses the whats and whys in health care cost trends. And in another post, he discusses the impact of TRIA extension provisions.
15 Internet legal research tips – good search tips that aren’t just for lawyers. Via Boley Blogs.
Insurance Agents Compensation Disclosure GuideSpecialty Insurance Blog points to resources developed by the Insurance Brokers & Agents of the West that offers a resource to agents and brokers about disclosing compensation practices. Self policing might be better than having Eliot Spitzer knocking on the door.
Tom Peters “Top 41” Quotes (PDF) – business guru Tom Peters offers words to live by.
Pfadenhauer’s List of Top Workplace Events of 2005 from Diane Pfadenhauer of Strategic HR Lawyer.
Homeshoring and its impact on small business – we’re all familiar with offshoring. Homeshoring is the trend of moving work to home-based workers. Anita Campbell at Small Business Trends discusses the growth of this employment trend.
Grand Rounds – this week’s summary of the best posts in the medical blogosphere is hosted at Clinical Cases and Images.