Keeping an Eye on Workplace Injuries and Illness
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on June 13, 2014
[caption id="attachment_3239" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo: Geoffrey Whiteway[/caption] An important part of staying current on employment law is analyzing the annual release of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). We now have the latest numbers for 2012 and the news overall is good. The total rate of workplace injuries and illnesses is down...
Ohio Companies top OSHA Penalty List
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on December 2, 2013
An average of 13 Americans are killed on the job every single day of the year. In addition, tens of thousands die every year from workplace disease and nearly 4 million workers each year are seriously injured on the job. OSHA’s top 10 offenders in 2013 include five Ohio companies (in red.) The failure of companies...
Ohio factory cited for safety violations
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on August 20, 2013
Republic Steel has been cited for 2 dozen safety violations and is facing federal penalties in excess of $1.1 million. Fifteen willful violations were discovered at the company’s steel manufacturing plant in Canton, Ohio. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected the plant after receiving a formal complaint from the United Steelworks Union...