Safety and OSHA News

Driving delivery van was a pain in the butt: Did driver get workers’ comp?

A UPS driver says the padding on the seat in his delivery vehicle was so thin that he was basically sitting on metal for up to 10 hours a day. Did that cause an injury that was eligible for workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Amazon fined $350K for shipping hazardous package

Amazon.com was recently fined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for violating Hazardous Materials Regulations in a shipment. It wasn’t the first time the online retailer has run afoul of the regs.  [Read more…]

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Lights not working, truck runs over and kills worker: Is company to blame?

The overhead flood lights at a UPS facility’s entrance gate weren’t working. It was before sunrise, and a worker who had to open the gate for incoming trucks was run over by one and killed. Will OSHA violations against the company for lack of proper lighting and employee training stick?  [Read more…]

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Hurt his back tying shoelace: Can he get workers’ comp?

An employee who was on the clock bent over to tie his shoelace and felt a pop in his back. After that he had two back surgeries and applied for workers’ comp. Read how a company safety policy factored into a court’s decision in this case. [Read more…]

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UPS to pay $1.3M penalty for ‘rotting and decaying’ trucks

An investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s office uncovered that UPS had a good internal procedure for inspecting its trucks for safety but failed to use it. [Read more…]

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2 OSHA whistleblower orders in 3 days, 1 of them huge

OSHA seems to be sending a message to employers via two recent whistleblower orders: When employees raise safety concerns, listen. [Read more…]

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