Safety and OSHA News

No individual employee safety assessments: $1.5M settlement

Georgia Power Co. will pay $1,586,500 to 24 people to settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by a federal agency. The company had fired or refused to hire people for safety reasons based on their disabilities.  [Read more…]

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Employee had seizure, fell in puddle, drowned: Workers’ comp?

An employee had a seizure while working in a remote area, fell face-down into a puddle of water and drowned. Should her husband receive workers’ compensation death benefits?  [Read more…]

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Employee suffered seizures at work: Safety vs. disability discrimination

When a case involving an employee’s seizures at work went to a federal appeals court, the employer said it was ensuring safety while the worker said it was a case of disability discrimination.

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