What the Debt Ceiling Agreement Means for Workplace Safety

So, assuming radical Republicans don’t sabotage the agreement that their fearless leader, Speaker Kevin McCarthy, reached with President Biden, we …What the Debt Ceiling Agreement Means for Workplace Safety

Accountant Charged With $10 Million in Construction Workers’ Compensation Fraud

According to court documents and statements in court, Lyon engaged in a scheme with Anaar Construction & Contracting Corp. and its owner Sadaf Bhatti, Anaar, a Fresh Meadows-based masonry subcontractor specializing in building façade repairs and waterproofing, and Bhatti utilized Lyon to complete the firm’s premium audits. Though the company had a privately retained tax … Continue reading Accountant Charged With $10 Million in Construction Workers’ Compensation Fraud

US Department of Labor announces NEP national emphasis program to reduce, prevent workplace falls, a leading cause of workplace fatalities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun a National Emphasis Program to prevent falls, the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries and the violation the agency cites most frequently in construction industry inspections. The emphasis program will focus on reducing fall-related injuries and fatalities … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces NEP national emphasis program to reduce, prevent workplace falls, a leading cause of workplace fatalities

WCRI: Injured Workers’ Emergency Room Use Varies Widely by State

Nearly a third of injured workers in Massachusetts sought treatment for strains and sprains in a hospital emergency room, while in California and Nevada only 10% did, according to a study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. That wide disparity was repeated for other types of injuries in the first-ever multi-state comparison of where workers’ … Continue reading WCRI: Injured Workers’ Emergency Room Use Varies Widely by State

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

I was away for a couple of weeks, so running behind. In this report, workers died from falls, drowned, were crushed in machines, shootings and killed…Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job