The family of a young man who received serious, traumatic injuries in a car crash because he was texting has started a nonprofit to discourage texting while driving. His next-to-last text while driving was partially prophetic.
While the transition to OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) happens in 2015, businesses face a deadline this year that involves employee training.
Is your company in compliance with OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) that requires certain employee training to be completed this year?
When workers have to change into and out of protective gear at their workplace, does the employer have to pay them for the time it takes to walk from the changing area to where they start their workday?
Some business leaders claim the reason the U.S. economy has been floundering is because of the number of new regulations imposed by the Obama administration. Bloomberg News has conducted an analysis of new regulations enacted by the last several presidents. The results may surprise some people.
Here’s a tough call to make: A deaf employee drove forklifts safely on a daily basis for years. Then, a corporate policy said he could no longer do that for safety reasons. Do you bar him from operating forklifts? And what did a court have to say?
A company suspended workers’ comp benefits for an injured employee, claiming he was an undocumented worker. It was up to a state court to decide whether the worker had to prove he had a right to work in the U.S. or if the burden of proving he couldn’t work legally was on the company.
A company tried to argue that it didn’t owe workers’ comp benefits to an undocumented worker. Why did a court disagree with the company’s position?
In a recent opinion, a state court said depriving undocumented employees from workers’ comp benefits decreases the burden on companies to provide safe workplaces.
An undocumented immigrant was placed on unpaid leave after filing a workers’ comp claim. The worker sued, claiming placing him on leave was retaliation for filing the claim. What did the court say?
Any workplace safety program is only as good as the safety training provided to employees. With that in mind, we asked safety professionals what their biggest safety training headaches are.
Imagine being able to get an exemption from an OSHA regulation due to who buys your product. The fertilizer plant in Texas that recently exploded, killing 15 people, may have been doing just that.
The final deadline in OSHA’s four-stage conversion to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) occurs in 2016. Companies will now have to be in full compliance with the revised hazard communication standard (HCS).
OSHA has issued $477,900 in fines to Alfa Laval Inc. for 50 violations at its Broken Arrow, OK, plant. OSHA says the company has failed “to make needed changes to its safety program.”
Just as people are being asked to stay home from non-essential work in Mexico to stop the spread of the swine flu, a pandemic in the U.S. might require similar steps.
State courts have taken up the issue of whether undocumented immigrants can receive workers’ comp benefits. For the most part, courts have answered that question, “Yes.” But, there are all sorts of specific situations in these cases that courts are still looking at, including, what if the worker leaves the U.S.?
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