Category Archives: Workers Comp

by Whitney Martin Russ Lazzell had been with FreightCar America, Inc. less than 6 months when he decided to do an Employee Safety Perception Survey. He was the first Director of Safety the company had hired (previously, safety was managed … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Workers’ compensation insurance can be one of the largest employee-related expenditures for many businesses.  Some companies see their premiums increase each year because accidents, many times the same types of accidents, continue to occur.  By developing and … Continue reading

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Texting While Driving is Becoming a Big Business Concern More and more states have laws banning texting while driving for all drivers. Currently, 35 states have such laws, and many also include a ban on cell phone use.  The US … Continue reading

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Miami companies with willful and serious safety violations after fatality at Bernuth Marine Terminal. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing penalties against four Miami, Fla., companies for … Continue reading

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For Immediate Release                                          Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413, dhurns@asse.org Des Plaines, IL (December 18, 2008) — “Workplace safety processes must be in place at all times,” American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHMM, of Fairborn, Ohio, … Continue reading

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A steel worker in Crown Point Indiana was awarded $48 million in damages after he was injured at a northwestern Indiana steel mill four years ago. Jurors determined half of the damages should be paid by a subcontractor working at … Continue reading

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