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  1. 1. COGEO NEWS24/06/2012 Web Journal on OSHA – CSR –EMS
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  3. 3. Cogeo News Alain Rothstein Paintings Sculptures https://www.facebook. com/alain.rothsteinCogeo NewsWEB JOURNAL ON OSHA – CSR - EMS SummaryWellbeing at Work ? Page 1
  4. 4. Cogeo NewsThis Week 1 .Partners 4. EMS2. OSHA 5 .We Recommend3. CSR 6 . Our Core BusinessTHE WEB JOURNAL OF OSHA – CSR – EMSCOGEO NEWSThe Web Journal of OSHA – CSR - EMS is a peer-reviewed weekly journal of the PublisherCOGEO CONSULTINGCOGEO NEWS “in-depth, OSHA – CSR - EMS oriented research articles and technical reports keepoccupational health and safety, CSR and environmental specialists up-to-date on new developments in theprevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of environmentally induced conditions and work-related injuries andillnesses.” The publication acquired its current name in 2012 because “the health implications of exposuresare not just confined to workers in the occupational environment but extend to everyone in the generalenvironment.” Page 1
  5. 5. Cogeo News1 .PartnersJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medecine OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND ILLNESS COSTSARE PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATEPAYERS Page 2
  6. 6. Cogeo NewsUC Davis researchers have found that workers compensation insurance is not usednearly as much as it should be to cover the nations multi-billion dollar price tag forworkplace illnesses and injuries. Instead, almost 80 percent of these costs are paidby employer-provided health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security andother disability funds, employees and other payers.Authors of the study, published in the April issue of the Journal ofOccupational and Environmental Medicine, said this cost shifting leads toartificially low workers compensation premiums that should be used tocover wage replacement and medical care for employees injured on thejob."This is a classic example of what we call a negative externality ineconomics -- where prices do not accurately reflect costs that spill over toothers and have negative social outcomes," said Paul Leigh, lead author ofthe study and a UC Davis professor of public health sciences affiliatedwith the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy. "Workers injuries andillnesses cost much more than what current workers compensationpayments suggest, and the resulting low premiums provide little incentivefor companies to promote workplace safety."In a study he published last year, Leigh, an expert in health and laboreconomics, found that total annual costs for occupational injuries andillnesses in 2007 were nearly $250 billion: $67.09 billion related tomedical care and $182.54 billion related to lost productivity.In the current cost-of-illness study, Leigh showed that just 21 percent -- or$51.7 billion -- of those costs were covered by workers compensation. Healso identified who pays for the extra $198 billion -- or 79 percent.By combining 2007 data from several government and nonprofitorganizations, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics and NationalCouncil on Compensation Insurance, Leigh found that the medicalcosts for occupational injuries and illnesses were primarily paid by thesesources: Page 3
  7. 7. Cogeo News  Workers compensation: $29.86 billion  Other non-workers compensation health insurance: $14.22 billion  Workers and their families: $10.38 billion  Medicare: $7.16 billion  Medicaid: $5.47 billionHe also found that only $21.86 billion in lost productivity costs are paid byworkers compensation insurers, with the remaining $160.68 billioncovered by other sources, including workers and their families, the SocialSecurity Disability fund and state disability funds."Cost-shifting affects everyone, because were all paying higher Medicareand income taxes to help cover that 79 percent," said Leigh.He suggests three changes in current workers compensation andemployee health practices to reduce cost shifting and overall costs and tohelp ensure workplace safety: 1. Eliminate the stigma often associated with filing workers compensation claims by openly acknowledging the legitimacy of using workers compensation insurance for occupational injuries. 2. Encourage more states to adopt single-payer government-managed workers compensation systems to save administrative costs. 3. Link premiums with company-specific injury experience rather than industry-wide estimates, which would encourage companies to lower premiums by reducing workplace hazards."The ultimate goals should be to comprehensively address the wayoccupational health is managed and establish cultures of safety forworkers," said Leigh.More information: James Marcin, a UC Davis professor of pediatricsaffiliated with the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy, was the co-author of "Workers Compensation Benefits and Shifting Costs forOccupational Injury and Illness." Page 4
  8. 8. Cogeo News2. OSHAWorkplace Page 5
  9. 9. Cogeo News Tobii Technology, the global leader in eye-tracking and interactive gaze technology, announced today that it has partnered with Cedrus, the leading provider of stimuli and response hardware forpsychological studies, to introduce the StimTracker for Tobii TX300 EyeTracker. The StimTracker is an extremely precise synchronization andtiming solution that enhances the accuracy of data collection andinsights for scientific research in studies involving EEG or otherbiometric data. Page 6
  10. 10. Cogeo News3. CSRENABLON SD-CSR SD-CSR is the leading software solution forcollecting, reporting and managing sustainabledevelopment information Page 7
  11. 11. Cogeo NewsWorld Health Organization gives countries tools to help stop abuse ofpeople with mental health condition15 June 2012 – GENEVA Page 8
  12. 12. Cogeo News4. EMSCenters for Disease Control and Prevention POCKET GUIDE TO CHEMICAL HAZARDS CD ROMThe NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is intended as asource of general industrial hygiene information on several hundredchemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational healthprofessionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data,rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular formfor chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganesecompounds) that are found in the work environment. The informationfound in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupationalchemical hazards. Page 9
  13. 13. Cogeo News move by the Environmental Protection Agency won immediatesupport from environmental groups and public health advocates, whosaid the EPA was protecting millions of Americans at risk of asthmaattacks, lung cancer, heart disease and premature death.But congressional Republicans and industry officials called the rules overlystrict and said they could hurt economic growth and cause job losses inareas where pollution levels are determined to be too high. “EPA’sproposal could substantially increase costs to states, municipalities,businesses and ultimately consumers without justified benefits,” saidHoward Feldman, director of regulatory and scientific affairs for theAmerican Petroleum Institute, the top lobbying group for the oil and gasindustry. Page 10
  14. 14. Cogeo News5 .We RecommendEqual Rights Org Rights Advocates is a nonprofit legalorganization dedicated to protecting andexpanding economic and educational access andopportunities for women and girls Page 11
  15. 15. Cogeo News PAPER PREFAB HOME OFFERS SHELTER FOR REFUGEES AND THE HOMELESSPrefabricated house made from recycled papercould hold the key to affordable, green housingIt’s called the Universal World House, or the Wall AG, and although it maynot look like much, this eco-friendly, earthquake-proof and easy-to-assemble home could be the answer for affordable shelter inimpoverished and war-torn countries. It might also be a glimmer of hopefor millions of people in need of shelter in America.Created by Swiss designer Gerd Niemöller, the Universal World Housecomes with built-in plumbing, 8 single and double built-in beds, shelves,tables and an open veranda. The inside walls are designed withhoneycomb air vacuums that act as insulation and support for the entirehome structure. Page 12
  16. 16. Cogeo NewsThe coolest part: the home is made from a material called Swisscell,which is composed of recycled paper and cardboard, and altogether itweighs less than 1,800 pounds (the equivalent to a VW Golf)! Oh, and it’salso rain resistant.An article in the UK Times Online says that more than 2000 homes havebeen ordered by a Nigerian company, and “development aid agencies areconsidering whether the houses could be used to accommodate thosefleeing from the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe. South America, too, isinterested.”The goal of the Universal World House is to get itself manufactured inGermany, and then shipped to countries around the world that need itthe most. The only problem may be its $5,000 price tag, which is cheaperthan most homes, but still out of reach for many people. Page 13
  17. 17. Cogeo Newshttp://www.socialcast.comMore than a social network, aSocial enterprise ! Page 14
  18. 18. Cogeo News6 . Our Core BusinessCogeo Consulting, a little big one competitor on OSHA !http://www.cogeoconsulting.comCogeo Consulting is a trademark of aFrench Company on OSHA, EMS, CSR Page 15
  19. 19. Cogeo NewsOur Multinlingual Newsletters on OSHA, EMS, CSR Page 16
  20. 20. Cogeo News June 2012 – 26.500 Followers Page 17
  21. 21. Cogeo Newswww.cogeoconsulting.comMultilingual Newsletters on OSHA(English US, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese) Page 18