Fines added up quickly for this real estate development and management company when OSHA decided to use per-instance citations for…Click to continue
OSHA hits the construction industry particularly hard. Workers in this industry also face more hazards than employees in many others. Work crews that are more mobile add even more difficulty to construction companies’ efforts to keep their workers safe.
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An employee was on an allowed lunch break. When he went just across the street from where he was working to eat his sandwich, he was injured. Should he get workers’ comp benefits?
OSHA can’t send people responsible for workplace safety to jail. But they can refer cases to local prosecutors who are able to seek prison time. That’s what happened in this case, and now two men will be locked up.
The cries for less government have become more frequent these days, including in reader comments on this website when OSHA ramps up enforcement or rulemaking. One frequent argument is that OSHA’s regulations hurt the U.S. economy.
An injured worker turns out to be an illegal immigrant. His injuries prohibit him from doing the type of physical labor he previously did. He could do sedentary work, but he doesn’t have the skills. Does he get permanent total …