Tag: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Study: Workers’ comp laws increasingly benefit employers, not employees

Study: Workers’ comp laws increasingly benefit employers, not employees

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through the great “compensation bargain” known as workers’ comp, if an employee is injured or disabled on the job, insurance provides reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. In exchange, workers relinquish most rights to sue their employer. But, according to a new investigation from the non-profit ProPublica and National Public Radio (NPR), legislative changes […]

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Record snow removal injuries call attention to proper safety measures

Record snow removal injuries call attention to proper safety measures

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

This winter has been undoubtedly brutal and, unsurprisingly, has led to an uptick in snow- and cold-related injuries among workers. Snow removal in particular has taken a serious toll on workers’ lives, calling attention to the need to revisit proper severe weather safety procedures. In Massachusetts, which has experienced the worst of the winter snowfall, two workers died while […]

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New OSHA rule expands recordkeeping for injuries

New OSHA rule expands recordkeeping for injuries

| October 15, 2014

An updated “recordkeeping rule” may sound like a mundane clerical change, but new revisions from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will have a significant impact on how employers — and the public — view workplace injuries. Last month, OSHA issued a final rule that will greatly expand the type of work-related injuries that […]

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Expanded whistleblower protection for federal workers

Expanded whistleblower protection for federal workers

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Too often we hear of federal agencies operating in isolated – although related – spheres. When it comes to workers seeking to report unsafe working conditions or unfair labor practices, this can create gaps that, unless outfitted with a labor attorney, are difficult to navigate. But the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and […]

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OSHA v. SeaWorld: the saga continues

OSHA v. SeaWorld: the saga continues

| August 19, 2013

Last week, the Associated Press reported on the latest development in a long battle between SeaWorld Orlando and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), stemming from the 2010 death of a trainer drowned by one of the park’s killer whales. In the recent ruling, an administrative law judge determined that SeaWorld had made a […]

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