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So You've Reported An Accident To OSHA: What Happens Next, And How Do You Respond?

OSHA’s “Interim Enforcement Procedures” Prioritize Its Responses to Reported Accidents, Calling for Inspections in Some Cases and Submission of the Employer’s Own Accident Investigation Report in Others....more

Seventh Circuit Refuses to Review Arbitrator’s Decision to Allow Expert-Prepared Accident Report

Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division/IBT v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, No. 12-3415 (March 11, 2014)....more

Post-Accident Investigation Reports: Protecting Work Product

A workplace accident causes injury. In-house legal counsel edits the resulting post-accident investigation report and labels it “prepared in anticipation of litigation.” Many would assume without question that the report is...more

The map is not the territory: why visiting the accident scene is so important

A little girl rode her bike along a bike path. The path approached a two-lane vehicle bridge and ran alongside it, like a sidewalk. Her family rode behind her. Her younger brother, new to his two-wheeler, bumped her bike. The...more

Tips If You Are Injured On The Job

If you are physically hurt at work, if you should fall and hurt yourself or have a piece of equipment malfunction and are you injured here are some tips for you....more

The Power Of “Why” In The Exercise Of Discretion To Disclose

Asking “why” is a powerful deterrent to over collection and, as a recent Alberta case demonstrates, can be a powerful check on “over disclosure”....more

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