Safety and OSHA News

Feds threaten suit over state law expanding workers’ comp for nuclear employees

Unless they can come to some sort of agreement, it looks like the federal government and Washington state may end up wrangling in court over workers’ comp for Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers.  [Read more…]

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OSHA issues rule to revise beryllium regulations

A new rule issued by OSHA lowers the allowed levels of a chemical that can cause devastating lung diseases.  [Read more…]

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Did time run out on employee’s cancer claim?

An employee was splashed with liquid containing a toxic mix of chemicals. When he was diagnosed with cancer more than two years after the incident, he filed a lawsuit against his employer. Was the lawsuit thrown out due to time limitations?  [Read more…]

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Top 10 causes of death: Unintentional fatalities spike

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some disturbing news regarding deaths by unintentional injury and U.S. life expectancy.  [Read more…]

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No workers’ comp benefits for employee’s cancer death

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A company refused to give an employee time off to have a lump removed which was eventually found to be an aggressive form of cancer. Can the employee’s family receive survivor’s benefits from workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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Some 9/11 first responders get help, some don’t

Ten years after the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01, controversy surrounds a fund established to help first responders at the World Trade Center (WTC) with their medical bills. Some are getting help, and some aren’t. [Read more…]

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OSHA slaps company with $1.2M fine for training, PPE violations

When OSHA wants to make a statement with a large fine, it can ratchet up the amount by multiplying violations by the number of employees. Such is the case in a recent fine involving a Midwest facility. [Read more…]

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