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September 2011 Archives

California employers can protect themselves from worker injuries

DOSH, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, can issue California businesses citations for violations at their place of business. Violations are classified as repeat, serious and willful misconduct, and any combination of these terms.

Report shows wide spectrum of work comp claims in one California city

When it comes to workers' compensation claims involving local government employees, you would probably imagine a variety of work injuries that reflected the nature of the work being performed.

Senate Bill 684, which calls for greater employer protection in work comp arbitration, heads to Governor Brown

Today's workers' compensation defense post will examine the new law passed by the State Legislature, which strives to introduce both fairness and transparency to workers' comp arbitration.

New directive on workplace violence handed down by OSHA

When asked to identify the main causes of work injuries/workplace fatalities, most employers would probably list falls, malfunctioning machinery, transportation accidents and electrocution. While this list would not be inaccurate, it would still omit one key cause: workplace violence.

A Closer Look at BLS' Findings on 2010 Workplace Fatalities - II

The previous workers' compensation defense post explored the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recent release of the 2010 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

A Closer Look at the BLS' Findings on 2010 Workplace Fatalities

Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2010 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For those unfamiliar with the CFOI, it is a comprehensive survey of all fatal work injuries in the United States each year.

Does a proposed bill require work comp benefits for babysitters?

In workers' compensation defense news, a new legislative measure designed to enlarge the legal protections of domestic workers throughout the state of California is already generating a significant degree of controversy - months before its potential passage.

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