Employees who suffer permanent workplace injuries need assistance both returning to work and preventing them from getting hurt again, according to researchers at the University of Washington. The research, which was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, shows that workers who suffer permanent injuries have difficulty getting and keeping a job […]
Employee injuries cost employers $1 billion a week. Here’s the latest injury cost data.
Employees returning to work following months of COVID-19-related inactivity may face some problems as the heat of the summer season begins to kick in. As states begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, out-of-shape workers required to wear face coverings because of coronavirus concerns will return to jobsites just as temperatures are about to skyrocket. Refresher […]
There are 10 universal actions the National Safety Council says all employers must take to ensure workers are safe from the coronavirus as they return to their jobs following state lock-downs. The NSC’s Safe Actions For Employee Returns (SAFER) task force identified 10 actions employers must consider before re-opening and released playbooks offering in-depth recommendations […]
On April 15, 2020, the Smithfield Foods Sioux Falls, South Dakota, plant became the No. 1 coronavirus hot spot in the U.S. with 761 positive tests. Not the city of Sioux Falls. Not the state of South Dakota. The plant, all by itself. Put another way: On that date, a workplace became the No. 1 […]
As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted guidance on their websites for dealing with the virus.
Just weeks before a trial was to start in the case, the family of a deceased worker has reached a settlement with the general contractor on a rehabilitation project.
His doctor said an employee’s frequent lifting at work aggravated a pre-existing back injury. Did a court agree and award workers’ comp benefits?
Feb. 1, 2020, is the deadline for employers to post 300-A Summary forms listing 2019 injuries and illnesses.