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  • The good news: An estimated 553,000 workers’ lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The bad news …  Almost 5,000 workers are still killed on the job each year due to injuries, and another estimated 50,000 to 60,000 die from occupational illnesses. The 26th annual Death […] [MORE]

  • An employee was allowed to use a company vehicle for work and personal purposes. One day, after having four beers, he was in a crash that injured another driver. Does the company’s auto insurer have to pay the $1 million in damages awarded to the other driver?  Brian Hensley worked for Looper Cabinet Co. in […] [MORE]

  • With a GPS fleet tracking solution in place, you can help improve productivity, accountability and profitability. Whether you manage two vehicles or dozens, keeping the costs of fuel and maintenance down is a primary concern for any fleet owner. With GPS fleet tracking solutions, you can pinpoint exactly where your vehicles and field workers are […] [MORE]

  • With everything you manage – from facilities to equipment to vehicles – you’ve got your hands full. Keeping track of the maintenance these assets require is an ongoing task, one that can quickly become overwhelming and a paperwork nightmare if not handled properly. This is why companies large and small, in any number of industries, […] [MORE]

  • Loose lips sink ships. In this case, bragging about how he would sink putts led to a criminal conviction for workers’ compensation fraud.  David Howke, 45, of Whitefish, MT, pleaded guilty to one criminal theft charge related to fraudulently collecting more than $27,000 in workers’ comp benefits from the Montana State Fund between April 2013 and […] [MORE]

  • The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) says OSHA didn’t ensure employers took adequate measures to require correction of violations in 16% of citations in FY 2015.  Based on a random sample of 200 violations, in 28 cases, OSHA didn’t ensure employers abated hazards, according to OIG. Of the 28 citations: abatement wasn’t completed […] [MORE]