When a fatality or serious injury occurs at a nearby business in your industry, expect OSHA to pay a visit to look for similar hazards.
We’d all like our birthdays to be memorable … but not for this reason. Following an employee’s injury, OSHA issued almost a quarter-million dollars in fines against this company.
BP must pay more than $100 million in damages for exposing contract workers to toxic chemicals, even though none of the 10 employees in the case suffered major long-term health effects.
State-by-state, appeals courts across the country are having to deal with this question: Does workers’ comp extend to undocumented workers? In this recent case, lawyers arguing for the company focused on one particular aspect to make their case against benefits.
An employee filed for workers’ comp. Later, he was fired. He filed a lawsuit alleging retaliation because he filed for comp. But did he fulfill the requirement that he give his employer 90-days notice that he was going to file the lawsuit?
The number of workplace deaths increased by 2% from 2013 to 2014, according to the federal government. A preliminary total of 4,679 work fatalities were reported in the U.S. in 2014.
The federal government has reported the smallest annual total of workplace deaths since the census of occupational injuries was started.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 4,836 workplace deaths were recorded in the U.S. in 2015, a slight increase from 4,821 in 2014.
The federal government has released its revised, final number of workplace fatalities in the U.S. for 2013. The overall number is down from the previous year, but not by much.
Previously, we looked at the causes of workplace fatalities in 2008 according to government figures. Now, let’s take a look at where the deaths are occurring.
Store clerk grabs robber’s gun, fight breaks out, clerk shoots robber, robber still tries to grab cash drawer, clerk tackles robber, robber flees. All on video.
In this age of Facebook and MySpace, some employers are requiring workers to sign agreements that they won’t speak out against the company in public. Does that stifle employee concerns about workplace safety?
An Iowa employee got fired for doing drugs. But she’ll be able to buy a lot more drugs with the $40,000 windfall the court ordered her employer to pay her as a result.
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