A lawyer took a supermarket chain to task for not having a sufficient safety program, and it cost the employer big bucks. But this isn’t about an OSHA fine or a workers’ comp trial.
A new report suggests that at best, companies are only getting half the job done when it comes to measuring their employees’ safety.
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has issued an important decision that will help determine what is and what isn’t a repeat OSHA violation.
When a company says its safety goal is zero injuries, do employees understand that’s different than zero risk reports?
Imagine for a moment being one of the half dozen local police officers who were the first responders to the shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now consider that those officers, under current law, may not qualify for workers’ comp for counseling.
A company didn’t deny that it had violated OSHA regulations. Rather it said OSHA’s repeat violation classification was wrong. Now the agency has lost its argument before a federal appeals court.
OSHA’s own statistics have an alarming message for businesses: While more allegations of whistleblower retaliation are coming in each year, the number of legitimate instances are actually very low.
Companies use a lot of different methods to staff their safety committees. One company believes its method of choosing committee members has helped it reduce incidents and injuries — and that has a positive impact on its insurance costs.
Now that OSHA is keeping an eye out for incentive programs that discourage workers from reporting injuries, what can you do to encourage safe practices?
Knee surgery and time away from work were the results of an employee’s fall on an icy parking lot while leaving work. Does he qualify for workers’ comp benefits?
OSHA says when a roofer moved a ladder, it came in contact with a power line and electrocuted him. The employer presented three arguments why $84,000 in OSHA fines should be thrown out.
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