Compliance and Safety

No Workers’ Comp Because Having Gun Held to Your Head is Part of Job? January 27, 2015 No Comments

State laws and court rulings have opened the door for workers’ comp benefits for psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite that, this employer tried to deny benefits to an employee because being a victim of an armed robbery was part of the job.
Gregory Kochanowicz was the manager of a PA Liquor [...]

Are Workers More Likely to be Injured on the Job if They Have Hearing Loss? 1 Comment

The theory makes sense: Workers with hearing loss are at greater risk of occupational injury because they are less likely to be able to hear sounds that would indicate a hazard or warning signals. But is this actually true?
New research points to this being true and looks at different types of hearing loss and [...]

Lone-Gunman Based Safety No Comments

Ever since Jack Ruby gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald while being transferred from a Dallas police station to county jail debate has raged as to whether or not Oswald acted alone or if he was part of a larger conspiracy. There’s not much satisfaction in the “Lone Gunman” theory; it lacks the panache and high [...]

(VIDEO) Fatal Exposure: Tragedy at DuPont No Comments

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Five Top Tips for a Healthier, Happier Workforce in 2015 January 19, 2015 No Comments

If you’re the owner or manager of a small to medium sized business, your New Year’s resolution for 2015 should be the cultivation of a healthier and happier workforce. Employee well-being is better for workers, better for you, and better for the bottom line. Last year, the average number of sick days taken per employee [...]

Worker, 25, crushed by elevator; $15M lawsuit and $150K in OSHA fines No Comments

OSHA has issued fines to four companies in connection with the death of a 25-year-old worker who was crushed to death at a construction site at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Travis Miller, an employee of Miller’s Plumbing and Mechanical Inc. of Tallahassee, was killed on July 28, 2014.
Miller was sitting in an open window [...]

Did company intentionally disable safety device? No Comments

An employee can sue an employer outside of workers’ compensation if it can be proved the employer intended to cause injury to a worker. In this case, a worker was seriously injured when a safety device apparently failed to operate properly.
Phillip Pixley was a maintenance worker for Pro-Pak Industries in Ohio. On July 2, [...]

(VIDEO) Training Video Shows How Tank Explosions Occur No Comments

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$260K penalty after disciplining worker for reporting injury December 31, 2014 No Comments

Federal officials have levied the largest penalty of its kind against an employer following an investigation that showed the company taking action against an employee who reported a workplace injury.
The Metro-North Commuter Railroad, based in Hartford, CT, has been ordered to pay the employee $250,000 in punitive damages, $10,000 in compensatory damages and “reasonable [...]

Five Top Tips for a Healthier, Happier Workforce in 2015 No Comments

If you’re the owner or manager of a small to medium sized business, your New Year’s resolution for 2015 should be the cultivation of a healthier and happier workforce. Employee well-being is better for workers, better for you, and better for the bottom line. Last year, the average number of sick days taken per employee [...]

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