Safety and OSHA News

How does your state rank for on-the-road safety?

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths. More than 27,000 employees died in work-related motor vehicle crashes from 2003-2017, according to federal statistics. Where are drivers most at risk?  [Read more…]

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Injured worker waited over an hour for drug test, none provided: Can he get comp?

The employer in this case said an injured worker refused a drug and alcohol test after an injury. The worker, who had yet to receive treatment for back pain, waited 90 minutes for people qualified to give the test before he left for the hospital. Can he get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Economic growth actually kills people

For a couple of decades, statistics have shown that people die faster during an economic upswing. Now some researchers think they know why.  [Read more…]

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Injured in golf cart crash: Can employee sue her co-worker?

While attending a company-sponsored event, an employee was injured when a golf cart, driven by her co-worker, ran up a curb and tipped over onto her leg. The woman received workers’ comp benefits. Can she also sue her co-worker?  [Read more…]

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Fired for snowplowing with a beer

The city of Montreal, Canada, has shown that it takes drinking — or even just carrying — alcohol on the job while using city equipment very seriously. [Read more…]

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