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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Worker passed out in front of supervisors: Is that adequate notice for workers’ comp?

A worker’s supervisors saw him pass out while on the job. But his employer says the worker never gave formal notice of his workplace injury. Did a court award him workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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4 top ethical questions facing safety professionals today

When faced with ethical questions in the expanding scope of work, where should safety professionals draw the line?  [Read more…]

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Was driver intoxicated at time of fatal truck crash? Can widow sue employer?

A truck driver died in a one-vehicle, rollover crash. Tests found drugs in his system. Does this prevent his widow from suing the employer?  [Read more…]

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Experts: 4 myths about weed at work

As most states now allow medical marijuana and more are legalizing recreational use, laws and courts are increasingly addressing workplace ramifications.  [Read more…]

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Restaurant manager shot, seriously wounded; did he receive workers’ comp benefits?

It may seem like a cut-and-dried case that a restaurant manager who is shot and wounded by a robber will receive workers’ comp benefits. But where this shooting took place left this case open to question.  [Read more…]

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5 back injuries were 5 too many: Getting to 0

Five employees at our company suffered back injuries in one year. [Read more…]

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Video: Supervisor cusses out mechanic for reporting safety issues

A video posted on YouTube shows an American Airlines supervisor yelling at a mechanic for “writing s*** up.” The mechanic says he was just doing his duty to report potential safety issues.  [Read more…]

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Why did OSHA fines go up 27%?

Heads up! The cost of noncompliance with OSHA regulations just jumped 27%. [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp covers dog bite; can company recoup costs by suing canine owner?

A police officer was bitten by a dog and suffered injuries. His employer’s workers’ comp provided benefits. Can his employer recoup those costs by suing the dog’s owner?  [Read more…]

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Company nurse fails to diagnose worker’s stroke: Is this a worker’s comp case?

A worker sued his employer and the company nurse alleging he was misdiagnosed after suffering a stroke at work. The company says the lawsuit should be thrown out because this is a workers’ comp case. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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