Safety

Nov 03, 2016

Westport, WA Seafood Company Fined More Than $100,000 for Unsafe Forklifts

By |November 3rd, 2016|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.Forklifts are among the most hazardous vehicles in the workplace, with a great risk of injury and death if they’re not maintained and operated safely. Employers who knowingly and repeatedly expose workers' to unsafe forklifts may face stiff penalties. That’s what happened with a [...]

Aug 25, 2016

Lawyers Targeted in Terror Attack

By |August 25th, 2016|Lawyers, Safety, Uncategorized|1 Comment

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” is a famous line uttered by a rebel in William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2. While on its face the quote expresses an extreme distaste for lawyers, it has also been interpreted to praise lawyers as protectors of the rule of law who guard against [...]

Jul 07, 2016

Back Injuries in Nursing – One Nifty Idea to Avoid Them

By |July 7th, 2016|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.The American Nursing Association's Handle with Care campaign seeks to educate, advocate, and facilitate change from traditional practices of manual patient handling to emerging, technology-oriented methods. The campaign seeks to highlight how safe patient handling produces benefits to patients and the nursing workforce.  The ANA's Handle with [...]

Aug 24, 2015

Seattle Employer Fined More Than $215,000 for Serious Safety Violations

By |August 24th, 2015|Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm.A Seattle employer has been cited for multiple serious workplace health violations after a worker became entangled in a rotating shaft while working inside a confined space. In connection with the citation, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) fined Industrial Container Services $215,250 [...]

Nov 24, 2014

Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By |November 24th, 2014|carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide detector, carbon monoxide poisioning, co detector, home safety, Safety, safety tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that at least 430 people die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Several years ago we represented a young lady who was exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at a convenience store where she worked. Some repairs were being made to concrete and the workers' [...]

Aug 04, 2014

Workers’ Comp Covers Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

By |August 4th, 2014|Business Travel, car, Death, Safety, truck driver, Truckers, Trucking, Uncategorized, Worker safety, Workers' Compensation, workplace accidents|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Todd Bennett, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Do you drive a company vehicle as part of your job? Many find themselves in the situation where they travel regularly, or on a special errand from time to time, as part of their job.  In the unfortunate scheme of things, if you [...]

Feb 03, 2014

Construction Site Falls – Leading Cause of Fatalities in the Construction Industry

By |February 3rd, 2014|construction accidents, falls, Safety, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

On January 23, 2014, a young man, only 30 years old, fell to his death while working on a Raleigh construction site. According to news reports, the deceased was working on scaffolding on an apartment complex and fell approximately five stories. The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating the accident. It’s unclear exactly what [...]

Jan 02, 2014

Fear of Reporting Safety Claims

By |January 2nd, 2014|Injury Reporting, OSHA, Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.Workers often fear retaliation if they report a safety violation or work injury related to a violation. Concerns about being fired or other forms of retaliation by employers permeate the process of worker’s comp claims filing. Studies have indicated that retaliatory fear prompts [...]