The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal issued a welcome decision for employers when it confirmed that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act precludes an employee's civil claim if that claim is based on harassment and bullying.
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the extent of a federally-regulated employer’s inspection obligations under the Canada Labour Code, holding that the duty to inspect extends only to workplaces an employer controls.
More states are enacting so-called “red flag laws,” which allow certain entities and/or individuals to obtain restraining orders to remove firearms from an individual deemed by the courts to be a threat to themselves or others.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report for 2018, finding a 2% increase in fatalities from the prior year, including notable increases in overdoses and suicides at work.
OSHA’s proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors represents the latest in its multi-year effort to regulate beryllium outside of general industry workplaces.