- Workers comp claims challenged by federal disability laws
Employment laws that govern disabilities in the workplace can also apply to workers compensation claims, sometimes adding more complexity to an already-challenging situation.
- Roofing contractor misses safety hearing, citations upheld
An administrative law judge affirmed citations and proposed fines issued against a Massachusetts roofing contractor who failed to show at his scheduled safety commission hearing.
- NFL seeks to study marijuana's impact on pain management
The National Football League has written a letter to the National Football League Players Association offering to work with the players’ union on studying marijuana as a pain management tool.
- Construction workers vulnerable to struck-by hazards
Employers can do more to prevent fatal struck-by injuries in the construction sector, according to a report released Wednesday.
- Demand for impairment training high as employers prep for marijuana law
Dilated pupils, red eyes, anxiety and paranoia are some of the signs employers in Maine are being told to watch for in training offered by the state’s labor department.
- Missouri’s prescription drug monitoring tool seen having limited impact
Missouri will soon join the other 49 states that already have prescription drug monitoring programs that aim to combat the opioid crisis, but the program has restrictions that will limit its effectiveness, experts say.
- OSHA citations upheld against employer of electrocuted workers
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld citations against a Cameron, West Virginia-based Davis H. Elliot Co. Inc. after an electric shock resulted in the death of an employee.
- Aircraft parts maker cited by California safety regulators
California regulators have cited and fined an aircraft parts manufacturer $87,500 for numerous workplace safety and health violations.