- Fatal workplace injuries up in 2015
The number of workplace fatalities recorded in 2015 was the highest in seven years, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Roofing contractor cited after worker dies on first day
An Idaho roofing contractor has been cited by federal workplace safety regulators and is facing $13,971 in proposed fines after an employee suffered a fatal fall on his first day on the job.
- Packing firm faces OSHA fines for failing to call 911
A packaging firm and two staffing agencies are facing more than $338,000 in proposed fines from OSHA after a temporary worker sustained a serious injury and the employer failed to call 911 immediately.
- OSHA affirms injury record requirements
OSHA will issue a final rule on Monday to clarify that employers have a continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness for five years.
- Fearful claimants generate higher workers comp costs
Lockton found that whenever an injured worker mentioned the word “fear” or a synonym to a claims adjuster, that claim was more likely to head to costly litigation.
- QBE North America launches workers comp partnership
- OSHA urged to act on emergency responder standard
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health has recommended that OSHA expeditiously pursue rule-making for an emergency responder preparedness program standard despite concerns.
- OSHA slams auto parts maker with $2.5M fine after worker crushed to death
The 20-year-old worker was killed just two weeks before her wedding day, OSHA said.
- RMIS firm Origami Risk acquires comp service provider
Claimwire will operate independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Origami Risk and maintain its employees.