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January 2014 Archives

Workers injured in scaffolding accident

Last Thursday, three individuals working at a home in San Francisco reportedly fell when the scaffolding upon which they were working collapsed. Two of the employees suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. The man had been hired by the building owner to perform work.

Study: workers comp reforms are working

Contrary to what some critics of the 2012 California's workers' compensation reform are saying, injured workers throughout the state are receiving the care they need. According to these critics, the changes to the system have established a review process that effectively denies medical treatments to injured workers.

OSHA proposal would use shaming to improve workplace safety

Safety at the workplace is a concern for all of us, and it is important to know that the federal and state agencies responsible for enforcing safety regulations are working under policies that actually improve workplace safety. Doing so isn't always easy for agencies, which have limited resources. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in an effort to help make its enforcement efforts more effective, has proposed a new rule that would require employers to submit data about workplace injuries and illnesses.

New laws take effect after banner year for workers

A variety of laws passed in 2013 are set to go into effect in 2014, many of them benefitting California workers. Much of the legislation was pushed by Democratic lawmakers hoping to help out workers still suffering from the economic recession, as many have been struggling to pick themselves back up. The new legislation will certainly be of assistance. In fact, Steve Smith of the California Labor Federation has called 2013 a "banner year for workers."

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