What started out as a prank involving a few family members and a portable toilet ended with one man paralyzed from the shoulders down and a manufacturer on the hook for part of a $5 million court settlement. Why?
The moments immediately after a worker suffers an on-the-job injury are crucial. With the right response, co-workers and supervisors can prevent other employees from getting hurt and potentially limit the extent of the injuries workers have already suffered. What’s more, the feds have specific rules on responding to an injury, as one company recently learned […]
OSHA’s raising the stakes on how workplace injuries and illnesses are recorded and reported — which means now is probably a good time to review your policies, especially if any incentives are involved.
In this case, a worker suffered an injury while cleaning a piece of manufacturing equipment. He sued his supervisor and three other superiors, claiming they were negligent for incorrectly training him on the maintenance procedures.