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February 2014 Archives

Injuries at California refinery lead to call for safety reform

After two workers were injured in a chemical release at a California refinery on Feb. 12, the United Steelworkers union has called for Tesoro Corp. to create a safety program that truly protects workers, the surrounding community and the environment. The union released a statement saying that the company downplayed the extent of the employees' injuries in order to get around further scrutiny from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, otherwise known as the CSB.

California industrial accident claims one fatality in San Leandro

A spokesperson for the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health issued a statement regarding a tragic, fatal accident resulting in the death of a worker. The incident, occurring in the morning, was immediately reported to the San Leandro headquarters of Volvo Construction Equipment and Services located on Marina Blvd.

When employer puts up roadblocks to workers compensation

Employers are justifiably concerned about the possibility of workers' compensation fraud. It is both illegal and costly for businesses when it occurs, and they do well to monitor for it. The general pattern employers watch out for is when an employee files a false claim, lying about sustaining a work-related injury in order to obtain injury benefits.

Job applicants and disclosure of disability

Most of what we write about on this blog concerns workplace accidents and workers' compensation. These are important issues for those who are injured while working and need to know their options for compensation and recovery. But what about those who start out a job with an injury already? Most of us know that there are certain protections for disabled workers, but it would be good to briefly spell out the issue.

New workers comp law triggered spike in last-minute claims

Readers will recall that the state of California passed new rules last September that tightened up the requirements for professional athletes to qualify for workers' compensation. The legislation effectively prevents athletes who spent a small portion of their career in California from obtaining compensation for their injuries.

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