The owner of a facility OSHA called “a potential death trap,” has agreed to pay fines and upgrade its facility, two years after the agency found nearly every emergency exit door in the warehouse wasn’t usable.
“Pain, increasing shortness of breath, increasing fear, increasing terror, and awareness of impending death.” That’s how a medical expert described the asphyxiation deaths of two workers at a commercial laundry. Now a court has upheld an almost $3.37 million award to the families of the two victims.
Just weeks before a trial was to start in the case, the family of a deceased worker has reached a settlement with the general contractor on a rehabilitation project.
Safety pros know the impact fatigued employees create in the workplace. Here’s a reminder of how big that impact can be.
A fatal building collapse and fire in Omaha, NE, poses a safety question: What would your workers do during an emergency if the lights went out, sending them into pitch darkness? Would they be able to escape?
Whether or not the groundhog said we’d have six more weeks of winter, North America is guaranteed to have more snow this season. Who knows more about avoiding injuries when shoveling snow than the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety?
In September, an Allentown, PA, newspaper published a series of articles about employees at an Amazon.com warehouse working in severe heat. Now, the other shoe has dropped: An employee sued Amazon for exposure to cold conditions.
A recent report throws cold water on claims that additional restrictions on commercial vehicle drivers’ hours would benefit safety.
In the middle of winter, it might seem like a benefit if you couldn’t feel cold in your extremities. However, that lack of sensation can lead to workplace injuries – and they may not qualify for workers’ comp.
One thing is for sure on the issue of whether workers should be paid for the time it takes them to put on or take off safety gear: There are enough court cases on the subject. Now, it seems the courts are reaching a consensus on this issue, despite an opinion by the U.S. Department […]
BNSF Railway Co. has signed an agreement with OSHA to address alleged violations of the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA). As a result, the railroad will change several safety and personnel policies.
A maintenance worker put in 14+ hours one day at work, which included using a jackhammer for hours. He died on the job of a heart attack. His widow wants workers’ comp death benefits. His employer denied her claim. Why did a court conclude his death was compensable?
What measure to prevent the spread of H1N1 (swine) flu do you hear about most in the media? For the moment – until the H1N1 vaccine is available, it’s hand washing. But does it really hinder the spread of swine flu?
Have you ever stopped to think about how dangerous Santa’s job is?
The family of a man who worked at a slaughterhouse is suing his former employer, claiming excessive overtime hours doing strenuous work in cold conditions contributed to his death.
Talk about unintended consequences. Four firefighters suffered electrical shocks while trying to help out with a fundraising event.
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