A company suspended workers’ comp benefits for an injured employee, claiming he was an undocumented worker. It was up to a state court to decide whether the worker had to prove he had a right to work in the U.S. or if the burden of proving he couldn’t work legally was on the company.
A construction contractor has reached an agreement with OSHA, settling citations in connection with the death of a worker who was erecting a scaffold.
A recent state court ruling upends previous assumptions about temporary employees and workers’ compensation. Companies that hire temps should take note.
Prior, less serious safety violations often foreshadow future, more tragic events. They did in the case of an employee who met his death in a meat blender.
An employee with a criminal record shot another worker to death. Can the dead worker’s mother sue the company for wrongful death, or is her lawsuit barred by the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation?
An OSHA practice started during the Obama administration appears to continue: fining both an employer and staffing agency for the same case.
Turns out OSHA made some additional changes to procedures surrounding injury reports.
From a financial point of view, one benefit to companies of using temps is that the employment agency’s workers’ comp insurance covers the workers. But does this eliminate a liability for businesses, or just create a new one?
OSHA recently released two interpretation letters about recording employee injuries. One involves an employee who fainted after seeing the blood from his own cut finger; the other involves companies that use staffing agencies to hire employees.
Today (April 28, 2013) is Workers’ Memorial Day. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has made a series of recommendations to reduce the number of workplace fatalities, which still number more than 4,000 per year in the U.S.
Something must be wrong here: A new study says only 10% of companies surveyed are tracking a key safety statistic correctly.
When a temporary worker is injured, can he get workers’ comp from the agency and still sue the employer?
A temporary worker for a subsidiary of Tootsie Roll Industries lost part of his left index finger while operating a candy-wrapping machine. Tootsie Roll and the staffing agency face OSHA fines.
More than half of states didn’t get a passing grade for safety in the National Safety Council’s (NSC) latest ratings. Is your state one of the best, or one of the worst?
OSHA says a manager at a sugar packaging plant removed a safety device from a machine because it was slowing down production. Two weeks later, a worker died because the device wasn’t in place.
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