How do you work together when everyone is farther apart? It’s the question employers are struggling with in the wake of the coronavirus. While the National Safety Council says 72% of its surveyed member companies are at least partially open, many more employees were forced to work at home or were furloughed. Sometime, they’ll return. […]
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths. More than 27,000 employees died in work-related motor vehicle crashes from 2003-2017, according to federal statistics. Where are drivers most at risk? Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) ranked all 50 states and Washington, DC, on passage of 16 highway/driving laws that have been […]
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.
When a temporary worker is injured, can he get workers’ comp from the agency and still sue the employer?
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?
At a time when over half of people have a video camera in their pocket (their smart phone), and security cameras are more common, video evidence will help investigators, such as OSHA, determine the cause of catastrophic events, like the fatal hotel construction collapse in New Orleans.
The president of an oil recycling company is facing up to 15 years in prison and $1.2 million in fines under the federal Clean Air Act for a 2012 explosion that injured three employees at a Wyoming processing plant.
Employees of this business were allowed to park in another company’s lot. When an employee slipped and fell in that lot, were his injuries covered by workers’ comp?
When a company says its safety goal is zero injuries, do employees understand that’s different than zero risk reports?