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Fred Hosier

Fred Hosier, editor of Safety News Alert, is a Group Publisher for Progressive Business Publications’ Compliance Group of newsletters. He is the managing editor of the online and print publication Safety Compliance Alert. He is also the Managing Editor of the Environmental Compliance Alert. Previously at PBP he was editor of the newsletter Communication Bulletin for Managers and Supervisors.
Fred’s been in the communications business since 1985, including 11 years at WILM Newsradio in Wilmington, DE, where as News Director he and his team were the recipients of multiple awards from The Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio/Television News Directors Association, including the Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence of a broadcast news organization.
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Didn’t seek medical treatment immediately for work injury: Can she get comp?

An employee said she hurt her shoulder at work on her last day before a vacation. She went to a doctor after she got back. Did she get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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What’s ahead for OSHA regulations in 2020?

How will OSHA affect your company in 2020, the fourth year of the Trump administration?  [Read more…]

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Top 10 Safety News Alert stories of 2019

Top 10 Safety News Alert stories 2019A video that shows how safety gear saved a worker’s life. A regulatory break from OSHA. The top causes of accidental death. And the “hash brown defense.” These are the stories that top Safety News Alert’s Year in Safety 2019.  [Read more…]

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Was worker’s meningitis death caused by exposure to bird droppings?

The family of a groundskeeper sought death benefits under workers’ comp following his death from meningitis, which they say came from exposure to bird droppings at work. Did the family receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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Can firefighter get workers comp for heart attack?

A firefighter had a heart attack and applied for workers’ comp benefits. His employer denied benefits because of his physical condition. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Sleep deprived? Use caution in everything you do

A new study shows the impact of not getting enough sleep is even larger than previously thought.  [Read more…]

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Temp worker injured, gets workers’ comp; can he sue, too?

When a temporary worker is injured, can he get workers’ comp from the agency and still sue the employer?  [Read more…]

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Employee falsified time sheet after injury: Does she get workers’ comp?

A payroll clerk submitted time sheets that said she worked when she didn’t. Does that negate her workers’ comp claim for a previous injury?  [Read more…]

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Was truck driver’s neck injury due to crash?

This employee applied for workers’ comp benefits for a neck injury. His employer said his neck problem was pre-existing and wasn’t due to work. Did he receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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Fall protection gear recalled: Stop use immediately

Pure Safety Group has issued a recall of fall protection gear.  [Read more…]

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