Safety and OSHA News

Tesla and staffing agency to pay $13M in settlement with worker pinned between cars

Avoiding what would have been its first personal injury lawsuit trial, Tesla Motors settled a claim with an injured worker for $13 million but said a staffing agency, West Valley Staffing Group, “will pay the bulk of the settlement.”  [Read more…]

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Employer and staffing agency face almost $280K in OSHA fines after complaint

An OSHA practice started during the Obama administration appears to continue: fining both an employer and staffing agency for the same case.  [Read more…]

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Tootsie Roll temp loses part of finger: $55K in OSHA fines

A temporary worker for a subsidiary of Tootsie Roll Industries lost part of his left index finger while operating a candy-wrapping machine. Tootsie Roll and the staffing agency face OSHA fines.  [Read more…]

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Is fainting recordable? Does employer or staffing agency record injuries?

OSHA recently released two interpretation letters about recording employee injuries. One involves an employee who fainted after seeing the blood from his own cut finger; the other involves companies that use staffing agencies to hire employees.  [Read more…]

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