A prison sergeant injured himself doing jumping jacks at home. He argued it was part of his regular program to stay in good physical shape for his job. The sergeant got workers’ comp because legal precedent involving other law enforcement officers was on his side.
Daniel Young worked for the Butte County, CA, Sheriff’s Department. [...]
CEO: Klaus Kleinfeld (pictured)
Business: Primary metals
Revenue: $23 Billion (2013)
Safety: Total recordable incident rate of 0.98 (2013)
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Chief Industries Inc.
Headquarters: Grand Island, Neb.
Business: Construction and manufacturing
CEO: Ryan Lance
Business: Oil and gas
Revenue: $58.2 billion (2013)
Safety: 0.26 combined [...]
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Driving? Put down the phone – or else.
That sums up public sentiment about texting while driving, according to a new public opinion poll from the National Safety Council (NSC).
The new poll shows 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting while driving laws; only 22% said the current level of enforcement [...]
An employee of a window company in Colorado was crushed to death by a falling crate of glass.
Local rescue officials say the employee of Manko Window Systems in Aurora, CO, was helping unload wooden crates of glass at the business when the 4,000-pound load fell on top of him.
The man was pronounced dead at [...]
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With millions of chemicals and hazardous substances in use around us every day, with flame retardant chemicals sprayed on our curtains and furniture, with toxins in the air that we breathe do you ever wonder exactly how much of this stuff you’re actually being exposed to?
Well the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology and College [...]
Fitness-for-duty exams that vary by gender may or may not be discriminatory, according to a federal judge. The judge ruled one exam used by the FBI is discriminatory.
Jay Bauer, 40, an intelligence analyst for the FBI, applied to become a special agent with the agency.
Bauer passed an initial fitness test and scored at or [...]
An employee says while he was working on a roof, he stood up to brush off some ants when he fell through the roof, suffering serious injuries. Blood and urine tests came back positive for alcohol and illegal drugs. Why did he get workers’ comp?
Norman Gideon was replacing a roof on an old house [...]