Safety and OSHA News

Will widow get death benefits after day laborer killed her husband?

An administrative law judge ruled Juan Cuen Amavizca’s widow should receive workers’ comp death benefits after her husband was killed by a day laborer. Did an appeals court uphold the ALJ’s ruling?  [Read more…]

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Subcontractor didn’t have workers’ comp insurance: Is general contractor responsible?

Six employees were injured at a construction site. The general contractor found out the subcontractor that employed the injured workers didn’t have workers’ comp insurance. Did the injured workers get benefits from the general contractor’s policy?  [Read more…]

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‘Mondays are always tough, but this one could be deadly’

While many of us appreciate the extra hour of sunshine in the evening, Daylight Saving Time (DST) comes with risks, particularly for workplace safety.  [Read more…]

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Employee doesn’t remember fall, no one saw it: Can he get comp?

An employee apparently fell from the third floor of a building onto the ground, suffering multiple injuries. He applied for workers’ comp, but his employer said he didn’t prove his injury was in the course of his employment. Did a court grant the employee workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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2 strange comp cases: Caught on Facebook and Height of Hypocrisy

What happens in Arizona doesn’t stay in Arizona when you post it on your Facebook page. And in a another case, it’s apparently “do as I say, not as I do,” when it comes to workers’ comp. [Read more…]

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Medical marijuana and safety: Questions remain

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Next year, a 16th state will enact regulations allowing use of medical marijuana. Even though these laws are becoming more prevalent, questions regarding users and workplace safety remain. [Read more…]

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