- Clinic fined after maintenance workers exposed to asbestos
“Monroe Clinic knew its employees were working amid materials known to contain asbestos, and failed to inform them,” an OSHA statement says.
- Louisiana to cut workers comp rates by 9.8%
The rate cut is partly due to a decrease in nonfatal work illnesses and injuries, according to the Louisiana Department of Insurance.
- OSHA cites medical center after worker’s death
A New Jersey medical center is facing $174,593 in proposed fines from federal workplace safety regulators after an employee was fatally injured in a fall.
- OSHA rules, opt-out programs round out the year in workers comp
It was quite the year in the workers comp and safety sectors in 2016, with several trends expected to continue this year.
- Worker can receive TTD benefits despite positive drug test
The worker was fired after a post-injury drug test showed he had used marijuana.
- Lumber company fined after worker suffers finger amputation
OSHA investigators found multiple woodworking machines lacked adequate safeguards, among other hazards.
- Railroad firm ordered to pay damages after whistleblower investigation
OSHA found the company’s termination of a former employee constituted retaliation under the Federal Railroad Safety Act.
- Weighing the benefits of bariatric surgery
Experts say the workers comp industry may be warming to the idea of paying for bariatric surgery.
- Employers try a dose of kindness to encourage injured workers
Workers comp appears to be having a “Hallmark moment” as employers initiate friendly conversations to encourage return to work.