In some states, workers’ comp won’t provide disability coverage if an employee’s injury resulted from a hazard that regularly occurs outside the workplace. That’s why in this case, defining what is and what isn’t a workplace hazard determined whether an employee received benefits.
Elizabeth Wilson worked as a manager at a Dollar Tree store in [...]
Leaders of OSHA and EPA testified last week before two U.S. Senate committees about federal agencies’ progress in strengthening regulations that apply to chemical facilities, based on the West, Texas ammonium nitrate explosion, as well as the DuPont chemical plant release in LaPorte, Texas, in November 2014, and other recent incidents.
The Senate HELP Committee and [...]
We’d all like our birthdays to be memorable … but not for this reason. Following an employee’s injury, OSHA issued almost a quarter-million dollars in fines against this company.
On his 25th birthday, an employee of Wagner’s LLC, a wild bird food manufacturer in Milford, IL, had his left hand and arm severely injured after [...]
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7 Winter Driving Myths Defrosted December 9, 2014 No Comments
With British weather being so unpredictable, drivers have to be prepared for all weather conditions – especially when winter starts to bite and snow becomes a distinct possibility. According to the MET office ‘January is currently showing signs of temperatures hitting “record-breaking” lows meaning parts of the country could see the mercury plunge to -27C [...]
With two years to go in the current administration, OSHA plans to create some new regulations and update some old ones.
Federal agencies just released their Fall 2014 regulatory agendas. OSHA plans to issue three final rules in 2015:
Confined Spaces in Construction (March 2015): Although OSHA has confined space regulations for general industry, it doesn’t [...]
While there’s good news to report in the federal government’s annual tally of workplace injuries and illnesses, the statistics also point to places where employers need to improve on this front.
Private industry employers reported slightly more than 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2013. The incidence rate was 3.3 cases per 100 [...]
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Survey Looks at Grossest Workplace Habits December 1, 2014 No Comments
Coughing, sniffling, sneezing and nose-blowing are common sounds of the workplace during the winter months. While most of us do our best to tolerate the sights and sounds of cold and flu season, some workplace behaviors are downright gross.
An online survey of U.S. adults revealed that 81 percent [...]
No one likes being sued. Unfortunately, America has become a litigious society. Whether you weren’t warned that your coffee was too hot or you slipped and fell on your untied shoelaces, it always seems to be someone else’s fault.
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