Wal-Mart has agreed to improve employee safety conditions at all 2,857 of its retail and Sam’s Club stores that are under federal jurisdiction. The settlement is in connection with inspections conducted two years ago.
A contracting company faces more than a quarter-million dollars in fines in connection with the death of an employee who was crushed by a falling wall.
An employee brings a safety concern to his manager. The manager thinks the worker is being disruptive. What happens next?
Many states award extra workers’ comp benefits if an employee’s injury is due to an employer’s willful violation of a safety rule. Is that the case in this employee’s injury?
A maintenance man was fined $5,600 when two handymen he hired violated OSHA regs. OSHA claimed the maintenance guy was their employer, so he was responsible. The maintenance man appealed, saying the two men were hired contractors. What did the court say?
You’re probably aware of the campaigns to get drivers to slow down in road construction zones. But while governments have been focusing on that, they’ve paid less attention to the role of contractors in construction zone crashes.
An attorney for a general contractor says it’ll fight a judge’s sentence in connection with the company’s involvement in a worker’s death.
A new executive order from President Obama will create more scrutiny of companies that want federal contracts. Included in what the feds will look at: OSHA violations within the last three years. Are all OSHA violators now barred from federal contracts?
We now have more information on the government’s plans to monitor labor violations – including OSHA fines – for companies that seek federal contracts. What will they consider over-the-line?
An administrative law judge ruled Juan Cuen Amavizca’s widow should receive workers’ comp death benefits after her husband was killed by a day laborer. Did an appeals court uphold the ALJ’s ruling?
A review board recently heard an appeal of an OSHA fine centered strictly on the amount the company would have to pay. The case involves the electrocution of a drywall installer.
Three companies have agreed to settle a lawsuit for $17 million in connection with the death of an electrician who was struck by an iron hook that fell from a crane.
After two years of increases, the government reports workplace fatalities decreased in 2012 compared to 2011.
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