This company required its truck drivers with Body Mass Indexes (BMIs) of 35 or greater to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea. Did that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
It can be difficult to determine whether work caused an employee’s injury for things like back strain. This case involves a blood clot. Did the employee get workers’ comp?
There’s no question this former employee was exposed to mold at work. After the exposure, she developed an inflammatory illness that can affect the lungs. Did workers’ comp cover her condition?
A broadcast report says the airline that operated the flight that crashed and killed 50 people near Buffalo, NY, recently issued a policy limiting pilots’ ability to call in fatigued.
Imagine this: A big order or a crisis requires lots of overtime for your employees. Where would you draw the line on OT because of worker fatigue?
Federal officials say driver fatigue was the probable cause of the crash near Cranbury, NJ, that claimed the life of one comedian and serious injured comic actor Tracy Morgan.
Researchers say their recent study into night shifts and drowsy driving has implications beyond those who work primarily when it’s dark.
Imagine this: Your company faces a lawsuit because an employee caused an off-work car accident. The injured people claim the employee’s long work hours helped cause the accident.
The only thing that will truly help an employee who is feeling drowsy at work is to take a nap. But will workers be able to get enough rest during a nap if they’ve been consuming caffeine?
Once again, worker fatigue has proved deadly in a transportation incident.
A new state law eliminates mandatory overtime for nurses at all healthcare facilities. It’s a matter of safety for the nurses — and patients.
While fatigue has been an ongoing safety problem, the coronavirus has made it even more problematic in critical industries remaining operational, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing tips on managing it during the pandemic. Emergency responders, healthcare workers and employees at other essential industries working through the pandemic are stretched thin, […]
Following a year-long investigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shut down 26 bus companies, declaring them imminent hazards to public safety. It’s the largest single safety crackdown in the agency’s history.
If a worker’s injury is caused by a company truck crash after he fell asleep at the wheel, does the employee qualify for workers’ comp benefits?
It’s often unavoidable: Employees in safety-sensitive jobs have to put in long hours to meet a deadline. However, a new report suggests there are steps that can reduce the risks that fatigue will lead to injuries or even death.
You’ve heard the argument that too many federal safety regulations hurt businesses. But recent research says a safety crackdown and new regulation in one industry has helped companies thrive.
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