Safety and OSHA News

Slipped and fell in icy parking lot; does workers’ comp cover his injury?

 

Employees of this business were allowed to park in another company’s lot. When an employee slipped and fell in that lot, were his injuries covered by workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Clocked out, fell on stairs leaving work: Can he get workers’ comp?

Are workers performing “employment services” when they’re entering or leaving their workplace for the day? The answer to that question determined whether this employee received workers’ comp benefits.  [Read more…]

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Struck by car on public street: Can she get workers’ comp?

An employee was leaving for the day and crossed a public street from her employer’s building to a parking lot provided for workers. She was struck by a car on the street. Can she get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Hit by car on street outside workplace: Can he get comp?

Did a worker’s choice between two employer parking lots on the day he was injured seal his eligibility for workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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Was this employee’s death work-related?

Imagine this: Someone finds one of your employees on the ground, conscious but incoherent, in your company’s parking lot. He dies two days later in the hospital. Cause: blunt trauma to his head. Is this death reportable to OSHA? [Read more…]

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