- Half of floors in businesses do not pass safety muster: Study
Half of the floors tested for a slip-and-fall study failed to meet safety criteria, suggesting that many fall-prevention programs may overlook the effects of flooring selection and ongoing maintenance on slip resistance, according to a study released Wednesday by CNA Financial Corp.
- New York’s highest court rules in favor of amendment that dissolved comp fund
The New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday found constitutional a 2013 amendment to the state’s workers compensation law closing the statewide fund for cases that are reopened, ruling against 20 insurers that long held that the amendment created a collective of unfunded liabilities between $1.1 billion and $1.6 billion.
- Citations settled after employee injected with flammable propellant gas
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has settled citations and proposed penalties against a Massachusetts packaging company and two staffing agencies following a May 2016 incident in which an employee was injected with a flammable propellant gas.
- OSHA cites wig company for warehouse safety hazards
Federal workplace safety regulators have cited and proposed $181,280 in penalties against New Jersey hair distribution company Mane Concept for ongoing hazards at its warehouse.
- Comp claims denied for off-duty California deputies injured in Las Vegas shooting
Off-duty California law enforcement officers responding to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Nevada may not receive workers comp benefits, as their injuries occurred out of state.
- OSHA citation upheld in serious arm injury case
An administrative law judge of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission affirmed a safety citation issued to an automotive hose manufacturer after an employee was seriously injured when his arm was caught in machinery.
- OSHA cites Pittsburgh contractor in fatal electrocution
A Pittsburgh-based masonry contractor is facing $201,354 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to fall and electrical hazards after an employee was fatally electrocuted in April.
- NY cancer benefits bill for volunteer firefighters signed
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Sunday that will allow volunteer firefighters to receive enhanced cancer disability benefits.
- Safety citation vacated in dump truck death
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission vacated a citation against a construction firm in the death of one of its employees, saying its safety protocols were commandeered by an outsider.