- Bill would ban workers comp medical marijuana coverage
A bill set before the North Dakota Legislature this month would prohibit coverage for medical marijuana under the state’s workers’ compensation program.
- Serious work injuries cost companies over $60 billion a year
Worker overexertion and falls are named among the leading causes of work accidents, according to a Liberty Mutual report.
- OSHA cites auto parts business for worker’s ‘preventable’ death
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said an employee’s death at an auto parts business in Bellingham, Massachusetts, last year was “preventable.”
- Distributor to pay $150M settlement over suspicious opioid orders
Under the settlement, McKesson Corp. must suspend sales of controlled substances from distribution centers in Colorado, Ohio, Michigan and Florida for several years.
- Firefighter cancer presumption a hot issue for workers comp in 2017
More states are seeing proposals for certain cancers suffered by firefighters to be compensable.
- Unions urge U.S. to move on workplace safeguards for health sector
Only a few states have standards in place to protect health care employees from workplace violence, union representatives say.
- Truck bed maker cited for workplace safety violations
An Oklahoma truck bed fabricator has been cited by federal workplace safety regulators and is facing $535,411 in proposed fines.
- OSHA suggests anti-retaliation best practices
OSHA recommends five practices to guard against retaliation against employees reporting safety concerns.