In a tip sheet posted Nov. 17, OSHA said workplace injuries during jam-packed holiday sales have increased, and cited the 2008 death of an employee trampled by Black Friday shoppers.
The new directive states that all residential construction industry employers must protect their workers who are engaged in work at six feet or more above lower levels by conventional fall protection systems or by other fall protection measures. Read More
Charles DeFrates sought to sue Robert Clark, sole owner of R.G. Clark Construction Inc. in Calpella, California, for personal injury after he slipped and fell while working on the roof of Clark's new duplex, court records show.Read More
In the complaint, Ourida Diktakis alleges that the hospital's administrators intentionally did not inform her or the ICU staff of the drill. She claims the hospital's actions not only 'emotionally traumatized' her and her staff, but put patients in the ICU at risk by unnecessarily detaining their caregivers.
Experts recommend that employers establish and enforce policies about talking or texting while driving on the job. As many companies have discovered, distracted drivers are a liability to themselves and other motorists—as well as the employers for whom they work.Read More
The suit alleges that managers retaliated against men who reported incidents to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Employers nationwide have learned that some workers' compensation claimants are becoming addicted to opioid painkillers prescribed for their work-related injuries; they are also discovering that employees using those prescription drugs may also drive workplace injuries.Read More
I provide organizational development services for a government agency. I've heard complaints from several employees about a human resource staffer, and the accusations sound like classic bullying behavior. Made aware of these complaints, our human resources director shrugs them off. We have policies against harassment based on gender and race, but none against "equal opportunity bullying." When neither policies nor decision-makers protect people, how do you advocate for change?
How do I approach a new employee that I suspect may be drinking prior to arriving at work?