- Cal/OSHA cites three contractors for Oakland structure collapse
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited three contractors a total of $147,315 in penalties for safety violations after the collapse of a temporary mold and vertical shoring in Oakland hospitalized 13 workers.
- Tennessee high court upholds disability claim
The Supreme Court of Tennessee has upheld a woman’s disability claim despite her employer’s assertion that her impairment rating should be capped after she resigned her position following a workplace injury.
- Michigan comp medical payments lower than most other states: Study
- WHO says element of medical marijuana not dangerous
The World Health Organization has declared cannabidiol, a pain-relieving compound in marijuana known as CBD, neither harmful nor addictive.
- Injury, illness reporting accuracy key as electronic deadline nears
Employers should pay careful attention to their U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration injury and illness logs to ensure they are accurately recording safety incidents, particularly in light of an upcoming deadline for certain employers to electronically submit this information to the agency, legal experts said.
- California regulators commit to quarterly comp drug formulary updates
The California closed drug formulary for workers compensation will be updated quarterly by a committee of three doctors and three pharmacists who will meet several times a year, according to California regulators.
- Oklahoma Workers Comp Commission official to step down
Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission Executive Director Kim Bailey will resign effective Dec. 19.
- Study finds 62% of contractors don’t use safety technology
Most construction contractors are not utilizing emerging technology such as drones to improve workplace safety, but change is expected as the benefits of using these technologies are proven, awareness grows and their prices start to decrease, according to a new study.