Safety and OSHA News

Court: Company was justified in firing injured worker

Firing an injured worker is often a sticky situation. Is the employee being fired for disregarding a safety rule or in retaliation for the injury? In this case, the employer showed the firing wasn’t retaliatory, according to a federal court.  [Read more…]

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Fell, injured after clocking out: Did she get workers’ comp?

This employee had clocked out after her shift and was leaving her workplace when she slipped, fell and was injured. She applied for workers’ comp benefits. Did a court grant them?  [Read more…]

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Worker falls into acid vat; OSHA fines company $177K

A maintenance worker fell into a vat of acid at a manufacturing plant, suffering severe burns. OSHA says the company knew about the hazards the worker faced but did nothing to prevent an injury like the one that happened.  [Read more…]

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