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NIOSH on Safety and Health for Younger Workers
Posted on 6 May 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - This is the time of year that many young people begin thinking about summer jobs. For some teenagers, these jobs might be viewed as elective-that is, opportunities to gain work experience, spend time productively, or... Read More

OSHA's New Document Addresses Shipbreaking Worker Safety
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Shipbreaking workers are exposed to asbestos, falls, electric shock and fires when removing gear and equipment from outdated ships and breaking down these vessels for recycling. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's... Read More

OH: BWC Joins Forces With NIOSH
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has entered into a formal partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that is intended to enhance safety practices for Ohio’s... Read More

Workplace Violence Can Put Your Company At Risk
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Traditionally, the workplace has been thought of as a safe environment, the place where we often spend more time with our co-workers than our own families. But that perception changed dramatically on a hot August... Read More

NY: $12.5M Verdict for Construction Worker Injured in 2006 New York Accident
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

23 year-old union laborer suffered serious back injuries and nerve damage when scaffolding fell on top of him at scene of midtown Manhattan construction project NEW YORK, NY - Seth Harris , partner in the New York City-based litigation firm of Burns... Read More

ASSE Addresses Innovative Human Error View Of Safety
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by

Des Plaines, IL (CompNewsNetwork) - The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Symposium titled “Rethink Safety: A New View of Human Error and Workplace Safety,” will take place in San Antonio, TX, November 4-5. The symposium will provide... Read More

NV: Legislative Subcommittee Agrees on Workplace Safety Proposals
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CARSON CITY, NV - The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a legislative subcommittee on Monday agreed on proposals to increase penalties and make it easier to cite employers for workplace safety violations, this after a recent report by the U.S. Department... Read More

CT: Jury Awards $1.3M to Former Pfizer Scientist
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Courant reports that a jury has awarded $1.3 million to Becky McClain, a former Pfizer scientist who claimed she was paralyzed by a virus designed at the pharmaceutical company's Groton laboratory. The jury deliberated... Read More

US Secretary Solis Renews Charter Of NSH Advisory Committee
Posted on 1 Nov 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today renewed the charter of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. The charter will expire in two years... Read More

OSHA Seeks Members To Serve On Committee Protecting Construction Workers' Safety
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - OSHA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee advises the Secretary of Labor on developing standards and policies that affect... Read More

WA: L&I Urges Workplace Safety for Teens as Summer Hiring Season Nears
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TUMWATER – On average, 79 young workers are injured every working day in Washington state – or, about three every hour. Statistics like these from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) are reminders that teens, parents and... Read More

Manage Your Workers’ Compensation Program by Advisen and Amaxx Risk Solutions
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Book Shows Employers How to Cut Comp Costs by 20% - 50% NEW YORK.—Sept 26, 2011 – Advisen and Amaxx have combined to produce a $159 guidebook to help brokers, consultants, safety & loss control professionals, claims managers and buyers... Read More

OSHA’s Quest to Uncover Hidden Injuries
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OSHA is more than half-way done in reaching its goal of inspecting 350 companies during a two-year period to gauge the accuracy of injury and illness recordkeeping. Read the article in the Houston Chronicle . Read More

Oil Spill Cleanup Causing Illness Among Workers
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BP has hired 22,000 workers to combat the Gulf oil spill, and many of these workers are already becoming ill from the toxic clean up chemicals and may have long-term workers' compensation claims. Source: Johnston, Moore & Thompson Read More

CSB Chairperson Saddened By Fatal Colorado Welding Accident
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairperson and CEO of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said today he was saddened by news of the death of a Colorado welder yesterday while performing what is called “hot work”... Read More