Safety and OSHA News

Feds report decrease in serious workplace injuries

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work decreased from 2014 to 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  [Read more…]

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Company sued for testing applicants for carpal tunnel syndrome

Can companies make hiring decisions based on whether someone is more likely to be injured on the job? That’s the question in a lawsuit against a manufacturing company.  [Read more…]

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When does workers’ comp clock start ticking for carpal tunnel?

State workers’ comp laws often require an employee to file for benefits within a certain period after having been injured. But with cumulative trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, pinpointing the date of injury is trickier. [Read more…]

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Doctor said injury was work-related: Will workers’ comp be paid?

The law says there must be a causal connection between an injury and work for an employee to receive workers’ comp benefits. In this case, an employee’s injury manifested itself at work. Is that enough for him to receive WC benefits?  [Read more…]

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She quits then wants larger workers’ comp payments

What happens when a worker quits after an injury and then decides she deserves bigger workers’ comp payments?

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Is this what’s needed to curb workers’ comp costs?

One of the largest states in the nation, with some of the highest workers’ comp costs, has a new law intended to cut businesses a break. [Read more…]

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Office computer: A big workplace hazard?

Are computer injuries restricted to carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain? A new study documents a number of injuries you might not expect. [Read more…]

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Move over carpal tunnel: Now there’s cell phone elbow

Talking for long periods on a cell phone really can cause injury. [Read more…]

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