Safety and OSHA News

Did employee file too late to receive workers’ comp benefits?

This state requires employees to file for workers’ comp benefits within one year from when they knew or should have known an injury resulted from occupational disease. When exactly does that clock start ticking?  [Read more…]

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Lunchroom chair collapses, employee injured: Does he get workers’ comp?

An employee was sitting on a chair in his employer’s lunchroom, eating his lunch, when the chair collapsed under him. Does he get workers’ comp for the resulting lower back injury?

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Driver took muscle relaxers just hours before fatal crash

Do you require employees in safety-sensitive jobs to report whether they use certain prescription medications? You may want to pass this story along to them as a reminder why it’s so important that they comply with your company’s policy. [Read more…]

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