Safety and OSHA News

Did stroke cancel employee’s workers’ comp disability payments?

An injured employee sought permanent disability benefits under workers’ comp. Just three weeks after filing, she suffered a debilitating stroke. Did the company still have to pay her workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Should company pay for vocational rehab as part of workers’ comp benefits?

A workers’ comp judge said a company had to pay for vocational rehabilitation as part of its workers’ compensation coverage for an injured worker. The company appealed. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Top 9 states that are least prepared to handle opioid crisis

Which nine states are least prepared to deal with the opioid crisis? The National Safety Council has a new list.  [Read more…]

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A fatal March in Nebraska: OSHA says 4 dead in 13 days

It was a rough March for employers in Nebraska. OSHA received reports of four worker fatalities starting on March 9th, and it’s urging state employers to beef up safety programs.  [Read more…]

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When can you stop paying workers’ comp?

All sorts of factors can come into play when determining whether workers’ comp payments can stop. These two recent cases address the question. One is called a “highly unusual situation” by the deciding court. The other is “an issue of first impression” for its state.

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Did his job cause blood clot?

It can be difficult to determine whether work caused an employee’s injury for things like back strain. This case involves a blood clot. Did the employee get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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