Safety and OSHA News

Can UPS driver sue, on top of workers’ comp, for lifting injury?

A UPS driver received workers’ comp benefits for an injury he suffered from lifting a heavy box that he says wasn’t marked with the correct weight. Can he sue the customer who sent the box, too?  [Read more…]

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Proposal: Bar illegal immigrants from collecting comp

In most cases when an illegal immigrant is injured at a U.S. company, courts have ruled in favor of giving workers’ comp benefits. One state is trying to put a stop to that. [Read more…]

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Another combustible dust danger

Since the Imperial Sugar explosion that killed 14 people, there’s been a lot written recommending companies have the proper equipment to deal with combustible workplace dust. This story shows that just having the equipment doesn’t guarantee you won’t have an explosion. [Read more…]

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Railroad accused of ignoring warnings about engineer who texted on job

A lawsuit brought by victims of a deadly commuter rail crash accuses an engineer’s employer of ignoring complaints that the engineer regularly used his cellphone while operating trains. [Read more…]

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Comp not exclusive remedy in this case

A worker injured at a construction site sued his employer. The company said it couldn’t be sued because workers’ comp is the exclusive remedy for injured workers. [Read more…]

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Injured employee returns: Is he able to work safely?

Periodically, we ask three safety pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: An employee returns to work after medical leave, and his ability to work safely is questionable. [Read more…]

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