As Lyndsi Guillien ate breakfast with a friend before a recent speech in New Orleans, a steady stream of utility linemen and their spouses filled a hotel ballroom. Guillien’s sadness returned. Then again, it never really left. Not since her husband, Nick, died Oct. 6, 2013, as a result of injuries he sustained after a vehicle rollover incident while on the job.
During a Feb. 4 hearing of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, OSHA was accused of exceeding its authority and ignoring congressional mandates. But is the agency simply following the letter of the law?
A powerful opioid painkiller recently released to the market is raising concerns among workers compensation experts as the insurance industry continues to struggle with opioid addiction and abuse among injured workers.
An important reason to investigate workplace deaths is to prevent similar occurrences. Here are two recent worker fatalities and the potential lessons from both for other employees. They involve a sewer worker and a street sweeper.
Gustavo Briceno was doing maintenance in a sewer in Chicago when heavy rains sent a surge of water down the pipe he was working in and swept him away.
SALT LAKE CITY — The DEA is warning parents about a new drug that is easily accessible to teens and is already in Utah. The street drug is known as N-BOMe, Smiles, or 25i; but no matter what it’s called, the consequences can be deadly. The drug is most commonly taken like breath strips — users put them on their tongue, and a few seconds later it’s dissolved, releasing the drug into their system. It’s also very common as liquid drops, but the DEA said no matter the way it’s ingested, it can have a deadly affect.