At the end of last month, Georgia media outlets delivered the shocking and tragic news that a Virginia Beach city worker quit his job and then a few hours later opened fire on coworkers. He killed 11 city employees and wounded four others, as well as a police officer, in one of the deadliest cases of workplace violence in recent history.
In an ideal warehousing and distribution world, there would be no Georgia workers. And that would mean that there would be no workplace injuries and no need for employers to pay Georgia workers’ compensation benefits.
They are devoted to helping those who suffer injuries or contract disease. So there is no small amount of irony in the fact that healthcare workers report one of the highest rates of workplace injuries in the private sector, according to a recent report.
We recently wrote a post about whether remote employees qualify for workers' compensation benefits, since they would most likely be injured in their own homes. Like many workers' compensation issues, the answer isn't always clear and is the subject of some debate.
A 2018 study found that 70% of workers worldwide work remotely at least one day a week – and 53% work from home at least half the work week. With so many employees working outside the traditional office space, where does workers’ compensation coverage begin and end?
Regular readers of our Jonesboro workers’ compensation law blog know that we recently wrote about the Dirty Dozen. No, we weren’t waxing eloquent about the 1960s action movie. We were referring instead to the new Dirty Dozen: a list compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) of 12 employers across the nation who are putting their employees at risk of workplace injuries and illnesses.
There’s no Lee Marvin or Charles Bronson. And there’s no Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland or Trini Lopez either. No, the new Dirty Dozen from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) is nothing like the classic 1967 action movie “The Dirty Dozen.”
Regular readers of our Jonesboro workers’ compensation law blog will undoubtedly recall our recent post detailing the leading causes of serious workplace injuries in eight industries. The data about the serious injuries (those requiring employees to miss at least five days of work) is from the recent release of Liberty Mutual’s annual Workplace Safety Index.
The release of the annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index always makes clear the causes of the most serious on-the-job injuries, as well as their financial costs to employers. Serious workplace injuries are defined as those that cause employees to miss five or more days from their jobs.
According to tradition, gifts for couples that are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary are to be of silver. Though no one is likely to buy the Bureau of Labor Statistics a gift, the federal government’s agency recently released an analysis of the labor data about on-the-job injuries and more that it has been collecting for a quarter of a century.