When faced with ethical questions in the expanding scope of work, where should safety professionals draw the line?
Wal-Mart employee Jdimytai Damour was trampled to death in 2008 by a Black Friday crowd. OSHA fined Wal-Mart $7,000 in connection with the incident. The retail giant still hasn’t paid the fine five years later.
Do employees at your workplace know what to do if someone started shooting inside your building?
Unlike other types of safety training that employees use every day, active shooter instructions are the kind that you hope they’ll never have to depend upon. In the case of the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, TX, active shooter training may have saved dozens of lives.
A newspaper has investigated reports about working conditions at an Amazon.com warehouse that serves one-third of the country. Employee claims point to extreme indoor heat, closed doors when it was hot, work rates that couldn’t be sustained and firing threats when workers couldn’t keep up in the heat.
An attempted armed robbery at a New Jersey convenience store led to a fatal shooting – and a $14,000 fine for the convenience store under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.
Investigators say an Ohio man committed workers’ comp fraud by working for over 20 years as a fireplace salesman while collecting benefits. The accused was caught because he called a state insurance office to ask a question about his benefits. His voicemail gave him away on a return call.
A bill introduced in the California Assembly seeks to prevent violent acts against healthcare workers.
Lobby video shows a hotel manager escalated an incident with a man who complained that a vending machine gave him the wrong drink. Shouting turned into a physical fight, injuring the manager who filed for comp, then was fired. Was the firing justified, or was it retaliation for filing the comp claim?
A new study takes a look at precursors to workplace violence and suggests employees can be educated to spot warning signs.
A former Federal Express courier claims he developed a heart condition and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from work. FedEx says neither one should be covered under workers’ comp. How did a court rule?
In 2009, Tennessee amended its workers’ comp law to limit the benefits undocumented workers can receive. Did that provision hold up under court review?
Two young women, both found guilty of causing fatal car crashes while using a cell phone behind the wheel, got different sentences for their crimes. Which one do you think was the more appropriate sentence?
Following an almost $8 million jury verdict, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reached a confidential settlement with a former manager who claims the restaurant chain retaliated against her after she filed a workers’ comp claim.
OSHA has ordered a company to rehire an engineer working on a nuclear plant project and pay him back wages and other costs in a whistleblower case. The engineer had said actions taken by his employer at the nuclear plant could “end up like the situation they had in Japan.”
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