Can an employee get injured by just sitting in a vehicle and driving?
An undocumented immigrant admits she gave a fake Social Security number (SSN) on a form when she was injured at work. Will her workers’ comp benefits be withheld because of that?
A technician spent 10 hours working on a cell tower, sitting on a small pipe with his legs wrapped around it to secure him. The worker developed a pulmonary embolism which doctors say was likely caused by extended periods of sitting. Was this injury covered by workers’ comp?
What can go wrong when an aboveground tank used to store harmful chemicals isn’t inspected for 10 years?
A company withdrew its conditional job offer to a morbidly obese applicant because its policy was not to hire someone for a safety-sensitive position if their body mass index (BMI) is 40 or more. Did a court agree with the applicant that this violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
For the third consecutive year, the percentage of car crashes involving cell phones has increased from year to year, according to the National Safety Council.
The head of OSHA says the agency’s new hazard communication standard may be finalized in the early part of 2012.
Add another voice to the chorus calling for companies to use the latest science and not just OSHA’s limits when it comes to protecting workers from hazardous chemicals.
President Obama has signed an Executive Order banning 4.5 million employees from texting while driving.
Today (April 28, 2013) is Workers’ Memorial Day. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has made a series of recommendations to reduce the number of workplace fatalities, which still number more than 4,000 per year in the U.S.
It appears OSHA’s update of its hazard communication standard will be slightly delayed. OSHA has extended the comment period for the proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to May 19, 2021. The comment period was extended by 30 days to allow stakeholders more time to review the proposed rule. OSHA issued […]
OSHA issued a proposed rule on Feb. 5 updating the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The proposed rule is meant to increase worker protections and reduce chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries by improving information provided on labels and in […]
At the request of stakeholders, OSHA has extended the comment period on its proposed Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) update. Here’s what you need to know, direct from three OSHA staffers. This update was presented by Janet Carter and Deana Holmes, both health scientists, and Jennifer Lawless, an industrial hygienist, all with OSHA’s Standards Directorate, at […]
To find out what’s in OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), you can read this 280-word story or the 858 pages that appeared in the Federal Register. We’ll also give you a link to the FR notice just in case.
What new and updated OSHA regulations will companies face in 2011 and beyond?
This employee was on a break and had just stepped out of his employer’s vehicle when he passed out and fell to the ground. Was this work-related and eligible for workers’ comp benefits?
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