Penalties

Jul 28, 2016

Holdrege, Nebraska, BD Plant Cited by OSHA Again

By |July 28th, 2016|OSHA, Penalties, safety violations, Uncategorized, workers' law|0 Comments

Becton, Dickinson and was recently fined by OSHA for workplace hazards leading to partial amputations of workers' fingers. Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.“Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to [...]

Mar 08, 2012

Unsafe Workplaces Lead To More Injuries

By |March 8th, 2012|Government, Penalties, Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

  Today’s guest post comes to us from Tom Domer of Wisconsin. The connection between unsafe workplaces and the increased frequency of work injuries seems like a no brainer. A study released by NCCI Holdings indicated worker’s compensation claims rose by 3% during 2010 (the first rise in frequency in over a dozen years). The [...]

Aug 11, 2011

Employee Penalized For Not Following Safety Rules

By |August 11th, 2011|Penalties, Safety Rules, Uncategorized, Working from Car, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

In this guest post our colleague Jon L. Gelman of New Jersey highlights a worrisome recent ruling. In the state of Missouri, if an employee does not follow their employers’ safety rules and is injured, their award may be significantly reduced. He points out that this logic works in opposition of what the workers’ compensation [...]