An employee was injured trying to rescue another worker. His employer says he shouldn’t get workers’ comp because attempting a rescue wasn’t part of his work duties. How did a court rule?
OSHA fines may not be the only penalty faced by a company where a 14-year-old boy’s hand was cut off in a wood planer.
OSHA has issued $963,000 in fines to a cleaning services company in connection with the deaths of two of its employees inside a railcar in April.
Two companies face fines for a fatality in which an employee fell into a vat of melting chocolate.
An OSHA investigation determined that proper emergency services weren’t available at a worksite on the day a worker died on the job. The company contested the OSHA fine. What’s the outcome of the company’s appeal?
OSHA fined an Ohio metal heat treatment company more than $1 million for a variety of willful and serious violations and placed it in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Safety professionals know wear and tear on equipment could lead to unsafe conditions if not regularly monitored and repaired. But sometimes even regular inspections don’t catch everything, potentially leading to disaster.
A construction worker was struck in the head by the bucket of a track hoe. His father, working at the same site, rushed to administer first aid to his son. His son died, and now the father is suing the employer. Does workers’ comp bar this lawsuit?
Businesses have until Feb. 1 to post their annual injury and illness summary as required by OSHA.
A police officer left the station to walk one block and get a cup of coffee. She was struck by a car and seriously injured. Should she get workers’ compensation benefits?
What if an employee working remotely had a heart attack and emergency crews couldn’t reach him for 35 minutes? That’s what happened in this case, and now the deceased worker’s widow has sued the company.
OSHA recently released two interpretation letters about recording employee injuries. One involves an employee who fainted after seeing the blood from his own cut finger; the other involves companies that use staffing agencies to hire employees.
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OSHA has denied a request by several groups to enact an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) setting a heat threshold level for workers. But OSHA is addressing the issue, including enforcement through the General Duty Clause (GDC).
A town’s police chief suffered a gunshot wound to his hand during an outreach class he conducted on handgun safety. There have been questions on whether this was part of his official duties. Did he get workers’ comp?
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