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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $110,590 in penalties to a company conducting underground utility work after an investigation found that it exposed workers to cave-in hazards, leading to one worker’s death in January.
An injured worker cannot revoke a workers compensation compromise and release agreement he made with his employer to obtain medical marijuana that became legal in the state two years after the agreement was made.
Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday pressed a New York judge to dismiss a lawsuit by state Attorney General Letitia James claiming the online retailer failed to ensure worker safety at two New York City warehouses as COVID-19 infections surged.
As more states legalize or decriminalize the use of marijuana, commercial fleet operators around the country are ramping up their reasonable suspicion training as a way to manage the risk of drivers operating vehicles under the influence of the drug, experts say.
The owners of a railcar cleaning service pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, to charges stemming from an investigation into a 2015 railcar explosion that killed two workers, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
A Milwaukee metal fabricating facility has been fined more than $200,000 for failing to address harmful machine and noise hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday.
The COVID-19 pandemic will be treated as a catastrophic event in workers compensation loss cost/rate filings, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
A nonprofit consumer advocacy organization has asked the Biden administration and Occupational Safety and Health Administration to reinstate a workplace injury and illness tracking rule that took effect during the Obama administration.
Seventy-two percent of working Americans surveyed feel that employers should require proof of vaccination in order to return to work. In surveying 1,378 Americans on the ideal work environment, the media company Digital Third Coast also found that 43% prefer staggered schedules and 34% would prefer more outdoor spaces for work. Other key findings include that 27% […]
An appeals court in Arizona on Friday ruled that a City of Tucson Police Department officer’s post-traumatic stress disorder claim is not compensable, affirming an Industrial Commission’s ruling that he failed to show “unexpected, unusual or extraordinary” stress, as required by state law. The officer, beginning in August 2000, received several months of training with […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday updated its guidance for all industries, closely mirroring what is currently in place in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines.
An Eatontown, New Jersey, manufacturer has been fined $13,653 for allegedly failing to protect employees adequately from workplace exposure to COVID-19 following two deaths.
A Washington roofing company faces fines of $1.2 million from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries for allegedly repeatedly putting its workers at risk, the department said in a statement Thursday.
The New York Assembly on Thursday passed legislation that would tie attorneys fees to the weekly compensation awarded to workers or a percentage of the worker’s compensation.
The National Safety Council and Amazon.com Inc. announced a five-year partnership on Thursday aimed at creating new ways to prevent musculoskeletal disorders among workers.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously voted Wednesday night to withdraw revisions to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard seven days after they were approved.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday released the details of its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard, which it says will only apply to health care workers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will release its long-awaited COVID-19 emergency temporary standard on Thursday.
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association Pain Management Committee announced a request for proposals for medical researchers to investigate the effect of cannabinoids on pain management in football players.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s stalled infectious disease standard could get a boost next year with the agency seeking to increase its budget for rulemaking by more than 50%.
One of the first major hospital systems to publicly require all employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination has announced a nearly 100% vaccination rate among its staff.
While many employers are eager to open their doors after months in lockdown to quell the spread of COVID-19, myriad questions remain regarding how to navigate the inevitably changed workplace and protect the safety and health of workers and customers, experts say.
The dependents of essential workers in New Jersey who die from COVID-19 in the course of employment may receive enhanced benefits if a bill that passed the state’s Senate becomes law.
As of 2020 most states have regulations on prescribing and managing opioids, but fewer than half have in place such protective measures as drug formularies and mandated drug rehabilitation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute.
A circuit court denied on Thursday a petition filed by labor unions that would have forced the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency safety rule to address COVID-19.
The family of a ranch worker crushed to death by a bull is not precluded from seeking wrongful death and survival claims from the ranch, the Texas Supreme Court held Friday.
The top 5% of costliest workers compensation claims account for 25% of total physical therapy costs, with the average cost associated with that top 5% more than five times the average cost, according to a white paper released Wednesday by One Call Care Management Inc.
Health care workers and those working in protective services accounted for 83.3% of COVID-19 indemnity workers compensation claims filed in Florida as of May 31, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
The National Council of Insurance Legislators voted to adopt a workers compensation drug formulary model, the council announced Wednesday.
Pie Insurance Holdings Inc. has secured $127 million in new financing to continue to expand its small business workers compensation line, the three-year-old insurtech firm announced in a statement Thursday.