OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has issued its 2014 inspection plan, citing plans to specifically target workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness occur. The Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program, as it is being called, will direct OSHA enforcement resources to these high-risk places of employment with a goal of reducing … Continue reading OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplaces

Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident

The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Wisconsin manufacturing company, County Materials Corp., for 18 serious safety violations after a truck driver had his foot severed and femur crushed at a job site in Elderon, Wisconsin on September 19, 2013. OSHA’s investigation found that the incident occurred when a … Continue reading Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident

Louisiana Flavoring Manufacturer Cited After Fire Burns Worker

In a 2013 a chemical fire at a Louisiana flavoring manufacturing plant, a worker was severely injured and burned. Now, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the business owner—Carol Callahan, operating the business Natural Advantage—with 19 different health and safety violations. The proposed penalties for the violations total … Continue reading Louisiana Flavoring Manufacturer Cited After Fire Burns Worker

Determining Employer Liability When Employees are Irresponsible

In many personal injury cases, liability may seem clear depending simply on how and where a person was injured, but it isn’t always a simple determination. There are many factors to consider in more complex cases if you want to pinpoint exactly who was responsible for an injury or wrongful death. Personal injury lawyers will be able to help you … Continue reading Determining Employer Liability When Employees are Irresponsible

Getting Workers’ Compensation for Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is something that many workers have to handle on a regular basis, but their employers usually provide them with the right equipment. Unfortunately, there are many instances in which workers are expected to work with asbestos without the proper precautions, exposing them to asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma. Workers’ compensation attorneys are available to … Continue reading Getting Workers’ Compensation for Asbestos Exposure