All articles by Jennifer B. Santoro
The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation and OSHA: Look Both Ways Before Crossing
In many ways, workers’ compensation (WC) and the OSHA are very different. WC is a statutory compensation scheme designed to limit an employer’s liability in exchange for more expedient payment of medical expenses, wage replacement, and death benefits. Most of these individual state-based compensation acts were in place long before OSHA. OSHA compliance and related issues are often marshalled by safety professionals and might be considered the pre-accident or injury prevention piece. WC is often comprised of risk management personnel and takes the stage once…
It’s a Wonderful Time of Year! Let’s Keep it That Way!
Holiday plates overflow, we are more stressed, tired, rushed, and a little inclined to cut corners and bend a few rules. Although there tend to be fewer work accidents this time of year, it is no time to ignore those basic practices we rely on all year round to ensure those around us make it home safely to enjoy the holiday.
Hang the stockings with care. Don’t climb on chairs or other furniture to display your holiday decorations. Make sure step stools and ladders…