Safety and OSHA News

Employee suffers stroke at work: Workers’ comp or lawsuit?

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A worker sued his employer for failure to help him while he was suffering a stroke at work. The employer says this should be a workers’ comp case. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Bizarre death: Cryotherapy center manager ‘frozen to death’ inside chamber

A local coroner’s office is looking into the bizarre death of a cryotherapy center manager in Henderson, NV. Reports say the 24-year-old employee was “frozen to death.”  [Read more…]

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Worker injured when he fell over in his chair: Does he get workers’ comp?

A security surveillance agent monitoring 38 video screens started to put his legs on his desk to revive circulation. His chair tipped over and he was thrown to the floor, sustaining injuries. Will a court allow him to get workers’ comp for those injuries? [Read more…]

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Cell phone law comes with unintended consequences

As someone in charge of workplace safety, you know it’s possible to create a new hazard by eliminating an old one — an unintended consequence. It appears that’s the case in Nevada where a new ban on using hand-held cell phones while driving went into effect this month. [Read more…]

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Has Nevada OSHA set a quota for its inspectors?

If a state tells its occupational safety and health inspectors that they have to find a higher percentage of serious, willful and repeat violations, has it set up a quota system? [Read more…]

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Governor vetoes bills to strengthen state’s OSHA

One governor has thumbed his nose at federal OSHA’s suggestions for strengthening his state’s safety agency. This is the same state that had much to do with federal OSHA’s crackdown on state workplace safety programs. [Read more…]

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Tougher enforcement on the way in many states

Federal OSHA is cracking down on states that run their own occupational safety and health programs. For employers, that means more inspections and higher fines. [Read more…]

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Federal OSHA turning up the heat on state plans

OSHA is doing something it hasn’t done in a long time: The federal agency has formed a task force to investigate a state workplace safety agency. [Read more…]

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