Safety and OSHA News

Fred Hosier

Fred Hosier, editor of Safety News Alert, is a Group Publisher for Progressive Business Publications’ Compliance Group of newsletters. He is the managing editor of the online and print publication Safety Compliance Alert. He is also the Managing Editor of the Environmental Compliance Alert. Previously at PBP he was editor of the newsletter Communication Bulletin for Managers and Supervisors.
Fred’s been in the communications business since 1985, including 11 years at WILM Newsradio in Wilmington, DE, where as News Director he and his team were the recipients of multiple awards from The Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio/Television News Directors Association, including the Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence of a broadcast news organization.
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$10.5M fatality settlement: Worker fell through hole into icy river

Just weeks before a trial was to start in the case, the family of a deceased worker has reached a settlement with the general contractor on a rehabilitation project.  [Read more…]

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Did work aggravate employee’s existing back injury?

His doctor said an employee’s frequent lifting at work aggravated a pre-existing back injury. Did a court agree and award workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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OSHA Form 300A must be posted by Feb. 1, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020, is the deadline for employers to post 300-A Summary forms listing 2019 injuries and illnesses. [Read more…]

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Family received comp for horrific death; can they also sue?

In the case of a “horrific industrial accident,” which OSHA says was caused by unguarded machinery and lack of lockout/tagout, a state supreme court has clarified when an exception to the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation can be used.  [Read more…]

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Didn’t seek medical treatment immediately for work injury: Can she get comp?

An employee said she hurt her shoulder at work on her last day before a vacation. She went to a doctor after she got back. Did she get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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What’s ahead for OSHA regulations in 2020?

How will OSHA affect your company in 2020, the fourth year of the Trump administration?  [Read more…]

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Top 10 Safety News Alert stories of 2019

Top 10 Safety News Alert stories 2019A video that shows how safety gear saved a worker’s life. A regulatory break from OSHA. The top causes of accidental death. And the “hash brown defense.” These are the stories that top Safety News Alert’s Year in Safety 2019.  [Read more…]

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Was worker’s meningitis death caused by exposure to bird droppings?

The family of a groundskeeper sought death benefits under workers’ comp following his death from meningitis, which they say came from exposure to bird droppings at work. Did the family receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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Can firefighter get workers comp for heart attack?

A firefighter had a heart attack and applied for workers’ comp benefits. His employer denied benefits because of his physical condition. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Sleep deprived? Use caution in everything you do

A new study shows the impact of not getting enough sleep is even larger than previously thought.  [Read more…]

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