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Rising Temperatures Increase Risks for Workers

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - Imagine working over a hot stove or sizzling asphalt on a 90-degree day. Performing job duties in the heat can be more than uncomfortable – it can also be unsafe. Workers run the risk of developing a heat-related illness when physical exertion is combined with high...

One for the Books in Delaware: "Defecation Syncope"?

Okay, this one calls for a little more restraint than my usual irreverent wit....it would be just too easy to go over the top with any number of puns and wordplay. I might alienate some of my readers of the gentler sensibilities and I would be loathe to offend anyone. But in 27 years of legal practice...

Amazon.com Warehouse Workers Complain of Heat-Related Illnesses, Poor Working Conditions

Some workers at Amazon.com's Lehigh Valley fulfillment center warehouse facilities in Pennsylvania have recently complained about the inside temperatures and other working conditions during this past summer's heat wave. Many of the employees are temporary employees who are hired through a staffing...

Tennessee: Appellate Court Overturns Findings That Heat Exhaustion Resulted in Permanent Disability

Acknowledging that the trial court has substantial discretion in weighing the evidence, including the medical evidence, but noting as well that where all the medical evidence was in the form of deposition, the reviewing court analyzes the evidence without a presumption of correctness, a Tennessee appellate...