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Archive for January 2013

BNSF Agrees To Revisions To Personnel Policies

BNSF Railway Co. has agreed to voluntarily make revisions of several personnel policies that the U.S.’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said violated the whistleblower provisions of the federal Railroad Safety Act, dissuading workers from reporting on-the-job injuries. “Protecting America’s railroad workers who report on-the-job injuries from […]

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Court Of Appeals Rules In Workers’ Comp Case

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled earlier this month the state acted as it should have in a Juneau County Workers’ Compensation claim. The court ruled the agency did what it should when it granted a Juneau County workers’ compensation claim filed in 2010. The decision was […]

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Survey Shows Many Discouraged From Making Worker’s Compensation Claims

According to a recent Midwest survey of carpenter’s apprentices, thirty percent of workers reported that work-related accidents were rarely or never reported and less than half of workers reported that injuries were always or most of the time reported. Researchers from Duke University surveyed 1,020 carpenter apprentices […]

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Two Companies Cited With 10 Violations; $118K In Fines

OSHA cited Lunda Construction Inc. in Black River Falls along with Choice Construction Cos. Inc. in Menomonee Falls Thursday with 10 safety violations following a July accident where a truck driver was killed and another worker was seriously injured when a crane collapsed at a bridge construction […]

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