A court has ruled that a state’s so-called “Bring Your Guns to Work Act” doesn’t provide immunity to liability for an employer whose employee accidentally shot a man while carrying a gun.
A federal appeals court says Oklahoma’s law allowing employees to have guns at work in their locked vehicles isn’t pre-empted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.
If an injured worker who is on light duty breaks a company rule, can you fire him without incurring extra workers’ compensation costs?
After getting a ticket for alleged distracted driving while talking on a cell phone, this Connecticut resident went to court and was able to get his ticket thrown out by arguing that he was actually eating a hash brown at the time.
The American Society of Safety Engineers is calling on safety pros to support efforts to cut down on distracted driving since the leading cause of workplace fatalities is motor vehicle crashes.
A new gun law goes into effect in Tennessee this summer that allows handgun carry permit holders to store firearms and ammunition in their vehicles no matter where they’re parked. But now, the state’s attorney general says businesses can still create rules to ban guns in their own parking facilities.
Federal officials have had some harsh words for General Motors following the company’s settlement of a safety recall. Some of those harsh words have to do with what GM told its employees about safety communication.
Federal officials say driver fatigue was the probable cause of the crash near Cranbury, NJ, that claimed the life of one comedian and serious injured comic actor Tracy Morgan.
Researchers say their recent study into night shifts and drowsy driving has implications beyond those who work primarily when it’s dark.
As a safety pro, you’ve probably contemplated this question: Are minimum government regulations enough to keep my employees and/or customers safe? It’s a question that probably should be asked in connection with the sinking of a tourist-filled duck boat in Philadelphia that killed two passengers.
Imagine this: Your company faces a lawsuit because an employee caused an off-work car accident. The injured people claim the employee’s long work hours helped cause the accident.
A word to the wise for employees: When it comes to overhead utility lines, let the experts deal with them. This case shows the alternative can be deadly.
For purposes of workers’ comp benefits, just what constitutes an injury “arising out of and in the course of employment”? A court recently issued an interesting interpretation of that phrase.
Earlier this year, the federal government banned commercial truck and bus drivers from texting while driving. The crackdown on using cell phones while driving may now go one or two steps further.
Following a year-long investigation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shut down 26 bus companies, declaring them imminent hazards to public safety. It’s the largest single safety crackdown in the agency’s history.
It doesn’t take a crash, injuries or deaths for federal authorities to shut down a motor carrier. Serious concerns about vehicle and driver safety are enough to take commercial vehicles off the road, as this case shows.
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