An employer argued a worker’s injury during training was cumulative, therefore not eligible for workers’ comp. How did a court rule?
Employers in another state may soon be facing mandatory rules to reduce the number of employees’ ergonomic injuries.
The press release said, “Feel like you’re getting old simply because you squint to see the small print on your computer screen?” Yep, that’s me, I said to myself.
Even without a combustible dust standard, OSHA can fine companies for failing to provide appropriate fire and explosion protection from combustible dust.
When companies fail to correct violations found during inspections, they can expect OSHA to hit them with heavy fines after a re-inspection.
An employee contracted a fungal infection in his lungs while digging a trench, but his employer claimed he got the infection while bailing hay on his hobby farm. Was the employee able to get benefits?
Safety directors and supervisors know that personal protective equipment (PPE) works. Most employees say they believe PPE works, too. So why do safety directors and managers see workers not wearing PPE when they should be?
OSHA decided to investigate this business because of a complaint alleging it wouldn’t allow workers to leave the building during an emergency. The investigation turned up exit problems and a whole lot more.
In a recent court case, a company argued that the law only required it to supply safety devices, not be the “watchdog of careless employees” and make sure they actually use them. Did the court buy that reasoning?
The cries for less government have become more frequent these days, including in reader comments on this website when OSHA ramps up enforcement or rulemaking. One frequent argument is that OSHA’s regulations hurt the U.S. economy.
How are companies currently targeted for OSHA inspections when there hasn’t been a serious incident or a complaint? They inspect facilities with self-reported higher-than-industry average injury rates. But is there a better way to target the companies most at risk of having a major incident?
One of the largest states in the nation, with some of the highest workers’ comp costs, has a new law intended to cut businesses a break.
Claiming their employer failed to take action to avoid an explosion, three contract workers who were seriously burned will receive a total of $179 million in compensatory and punitive damages from ConAgra Foods.
Two occupational safety and health organizations have issued comprehensive guidelines for companies to navigate the changing environment regarding marijuana in this country and still keep their employees safe.
Brady Worldwide Inc. introduces first effective Lockout/Tagout device for plug valves User-friendly, cost-effective device helps process industries comply with OSHA 29 CFR §1910.147 Milwaukee, WI- Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) maintains its position as the world leader in lockout solutions with the launch of its latest product, the Plug Valve Lockout. As the first lockout device […]
Oil-producer Chevron is one of several companies that have chosen to opt out of a state’s new gun open-carry law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Which other companies are following suit?
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