- Maine high court hears medical marijuana reimbursement case
The Supreme Judicial Court in Maine heard arguments Wednesday on whether an employer must pay for medical marijuana that a man who was injured at a paper mill in 1989 claims has been a source of relief for more than two decades of pain and suffering.
- Software monitors safety of emergency responders
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has launched a software platform called ERHMS Info Manager to monitor the health and safety of emergency responders during disasters and emergencies.
- New York unions push back on proposed comp rules
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is receiving pushback from labor unions on proposed workers compensation regulations that they say would reduce benefits for injured workers in New York.
- Arizona workers comp insurer secures foothold in California
Phoenix-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. has acquired California insurer Pacific Compensation Insurance Co. from Alleghany Insurance Holdings L.L.C. for $150 million in cash.
- Retailer must face FMLA claim filed by terminated employee
A retailer must face a Family Medical Leave Act lawsuit brought by an employee who claimed he was fired in retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim, a federal appeals court ruled.
- Judge delivers mixed opinion in fall protection case against roofing contractor
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission affirmed in part and vacated in part citations against a residential roofing contractor who claimed the citations were issued with vindictive motivation.
- Chemical plant explosion occurs after previous safety citations
A Tennessee chemical plant that had explosions on Thursday and Aug. 30 had been fined nearly $10,000 for workplace safety violations in 2016, according to state safety regulators.