Safety and OSHA News

Was 81-year-old’s knee injury due to work or his age?

An employee slipped and injured his left knee while at work. Four months later, he said favoring his right knee caused another injury. Did the employee receive workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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She was shot to death at work: Will her husband get comp benefits?

When is a victim’s spouse eligible for workers’ comp benefits following a death due to workplace violence? This active shooter case spells out what the law says in one state.  [Read more…]

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Pill mill docs who got millions in kickbacks for prescribing opioids sent to prison

To combat the opioid addiction crisis in the U.S., investigators and prosecutors are ferreting out doctors who over prescribe the pain meds. Example: Two Alabama doctors are now going to prison for a very long time.  [Read more…]

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Top 5 states for painkiller prescriptions

The increase in overdoses from prescription painkillers has been called a national epidemic. New information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows it’s more of a problem in some areas of the country than in others.  [Read more…]

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