Safety and OSHA News

She says she reported her work injury, bosses say she didn’t; does she get comp?

Did this employee injure her shoulder by lifting at work, or by tripping over her dog at home?  [Read more…]

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Company to pay injured worker $27K to settle disability lawsuit

Safeway Inc. will pay a food clerk $27,000 and rehire her to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit.  [Read more…]

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He smoked for 30 years: Was heart attack from exertion at work?

A restaurant manager suffered a heart attack and underwent quintuple bypass surgery. He says he felt chest pains after lifting heavy loads at work. However, he was also a smoker for 30 years. Was the heart attack work-related, and will he get workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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Advice from the Great White North: How to safely shovel snow

Whether or not the groundhog said we’d have six more weeks of winter, North America is guaranteed to have more snow this season. Who knows more about avoiding injuries when shoveling snow than the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety? [Read more…]

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Target these injuries to cut comp costs

Overexertion injuries: They’re not only the most common type of injury, they’re also the most expensive, making up 25.7% of all workers’ comp claims nationwide. [Read more…]

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