Workplace health and safety

What’s the best kind of test for drug screening?

What’s the best kind of test for drug screening?

According to one expert, there’s a trend towards hair testing for prospective candidates. But what’s the difference?

Court forces employer to pay for worker’s medical marijuana

Court forces employer to pay for worker’s medical marijuana

Have the floodgates opened? A New Mexico court has ruled that medical marijuana is a legitimate workers’ compensation cost for employers, despite its federal illegality

Why are workers’ comp claims so much lower in Michigan?

Why are workers’ comp claims so much lower in Michigan?

If an employee gets injured at work in Michigan, you’re likely to pay less than a third of what you’d pay for an Illinois employee, even after accounting for industry and injury mix

Apparently injuries from night clubbing employees are compensable

Apparently injuries from night clubbing employees are compensable

A Maryland court ruled the employer of a travelling worker had to pay for injuries he sustained while off the clock, partying it up on the dance floor. Better pick hotels without clubs next time…

OSHA wants to make your injury records public

OSHA wants to make your injury records public

Some employers are protesting a workplace injury reporting system that will allow the public to view organization-specific records of safety for companies large and small

Every second company gets this compliance issue wrong

Every second company gets this compliance issue wrong

When the Occupational Health & Safety Administration examined hundreds of companies, they found about half were reporting this incorrectly: is your company among them?