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OSHA Man Blues
Posted on 11 Dec 2008 by Lex Larson

OSHA Man Blues With music in traditional 12-bar blues, Lex Larson and his band present the "OSHA Man Blues". Credits: Vocal, bass: Lex Larson . Lead guitar: Ken Larson . Percussion, guitar: Todd Gambling. Legal disclaimer: The views expressed... Read More

Occupational Safety Research: The Potentials and Hurdles of Using Workers’ Comp Data
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Roger Rabb

By Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Last December at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workers’ Compensation Leaders Research Colloquium in Washington... Read More

The Impact of OSHA Developments on Workers’ Comp: Ch-ch-changes (Turn and Face the Shame)
Posted on 24 Aug 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Warning Employers About a New Enforcement Paradigm By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Something’s afoot at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and... Read More

Trends to Watch in Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 7 Feb 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

At the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference last November, Brad Bleakney, a partner with Bleakney & Troiani, and Lora Northen, a Shareholder with Capehart Scatchard, led a seminar on recent trends in workers’ compensation... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/2/2012)
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL: IAIABC Drafts Model Legislation on Opioid Use . US DOL... Read More

Workers Memorial Day: Honoring the Dead as We Fight for the Living
Posted on 28 Apr 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. 25 Years of Speeches and Bells The key... Read More

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Jennifer Jordan

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed... Read More

Oklahoma: Intentional Tort Case May Continue Under “Substantially Certain” Rule
Posted on 8 Jul 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that there were material issues of fact as to whether the decedent’s employer knew that injury or death was substantially certain to result from the task decedent and his coworkers were directed to complete and... Read More

Temp Nation: Standing Up for the Walking Dead
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Temporary workers are having a decidedly... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Intentional Tort for Grain Bin Death Barred by Exclusive Remedy
Posted on 7 Jun 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Mental Injury, Traveling Employee, and Undocumented Worker. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

Workplace Violence: Employer Strategies for Prevention of Violence and Preparing for OSHA Inspections
Posted on 4 Dec 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. Despite strides made in recent years in reducing the... Read More

New Study Points to Significant Underreporting of Injuries to Bureau of Labor Statistics
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

90 percent of employers do not comply with OSHA recordkeeping regulations, resulting in underreporting by 38 percent of the surveyed employers Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter... Read More

Workplace Violence: The Troubling Disconnect Between OSHA Figures and What’s Really Happening
Posted on 18 May 2018 by Karen C. Yotis

Conducting Impartial Assessments and Making Tough Decisions in a Politicized World By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When we go to work each day, we don’t expect to be attacked. Nor do we anticipate suffering serious bodily harm. And we can hardly imagine... Read More

Seasonal Patterns in Occupational Risk
Posted on 16 Apr 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Exploring the impact of reporting error on year-end injury declines Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the... Read More

I Walked Out Into West, Texas
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Stephen C. Embry

By Stephen C. Embry, Esq. On April 17, 2013 an explosion at the West Chemical and Fertilizer Co., registering 2.1 on the Richter scale, leveled the plant and much of the surrounding town of West, Texas. The explosion was so powerful and destructive... Read More