Safety and OSHA News

Worker complaint leads to $342K in OSHA fines for bloodborne pathogen hazards

Employees at this facility faced exposure to blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids.  [Read more…]

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Ex-Postal Service employee faces jail time for workers’ comp fraud

A former U.S. Postal Service employee was recently convicted of conducting a 15-year workers’ comp fraud scheme. The jury determined she fraudulently collected more than $429,000 in federal disability benefits since September 2001.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 cities for dog attacks on postal carriers

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But for U.S. Postal Service carriers, dog bites are another matter. The USPS has ranked cities where its carriers suffer the most dog bites.  [Read more…]

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Postal Service fined $70K for mail carrier’s heat-related death

It’ll be a while before we’ll experience summer-like heat again, but note this for next year: OSHA is issuing fines in connection with heat-related deaths of workers. [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp fraud: Employee could go to jail for 20 years

A former Postal worker could spend 20 years in prison for workers’ comp fraud. That sounds like a long sentence, but it’s less than the 25 years prosecutors say he’s been defrauding the government. [Read more…]

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Employee goes to prison for workers’ comp fraud

Note to people receiving total disability benefits under workers’ comp: Don’t get caught horseback riding. [Read more…]

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