Safety and OSHA News

Worker says safety manager followed him to hospital to avoid lost-time injury record

No doubt part of your job as a safety manager is to avoid lost-time injuries. But the object is to do that before an injury occurs. This company landed in court because of what a safety manager is alleged to have done after an employee was injured.  [Read more…]

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Injured while dislodging jammed machine: Lawsuit or workers’ comp?

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A worker says his supervisor told him to unclog a machine while it was still running. The employee was injured, and now he wants to sue the employer instead of going through the workers’ comp system. Did a court allow him to sue? [Read more…]

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Court rules on whether family can sue for teen’s workplace death

A teen died after being buried in a grain elevator. Can the teen’s family sue the company as an exception to the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy? [Read more…]

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Employer removed safety device: Could worker sue for his injuries?

A worker was seriously burned when he was sprayed with hot glycerin. Could the worker sue the company by showing it knew an injury was substantially certain to occur because a safety device was removed from a machine? [Read more…]

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