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Web Exclusive: The ABC’s Of AEDs

by Fisher Phillips on

Every time a natural disaster hits, we learn of at least one person who tragically died of a heart attack when placed in a stressful or unusual situation. Sadly, we hear little about the hundreds of thousands of other deaths...more

National Organization for Onboarding and Training of New Employees Industry Wide in the Oil and Gas Industry Provides Example for...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The National STEPS Network provides a working model of an industry wide employee onboarding and safety training program. We attended the World Safety Organization International Environmental and...more

Unauthorized supervisor decided to “solve the problem himself”, caused accident – OHSA charges against company dismissed

by Dentons on

An employer has beat occupational health and safety charges laid after its supervisor caused an explosion when he defied instructions and took it upon himself to use a torch to thaw ice that had accumulated in a culvert....more

Scrap Processor Sentenced on OSHA Criminal Violation Causing Death of Employee

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Companies cannot go to prison, but their executives and managers can when they violate the OSHA laws. And, companies can face stiff fines and other business-disrupting (or ending) collateral consequences...more

When is a Reward a Bribe? OSHA Policy Limits Workplace Safety Incentive Programs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Years ago, my employer gave employees a coaster every quarter that the group had no OSHA reportable incidents. Now it would have been in violation to have such a program. Despite criticism from workers compensation carriers...more

The Liability Risks of Temporary Employees

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

I understand from my conversations with manufacturing executives that many companies need to use staffing agencies in order to locate skilled workers. In most cases, companies will hire the temps that work out after a trial...more

Safety First—What OSHA’s Newest Interpretation Means for Employers of Temporary Workers

On April 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to regional administrators regarding the obligation of employers to protect temporary workers from...more

Make a Resolution For a Safe 2013

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

It is the New Year and time for making and implementing your company's resolutions for 2013. One resolution all members of the North Carolina Masonry Association should make is to work to improve job site safety....more

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