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Kicking The Opioid Problem In Workers' Compensation

Prescription painkillers create unique problems in the world of workers compensation. Doctors in all fields have grown more aware of the issues created by prescribing potentially addictive painkillers to patients. Painkiller addictions can make the likelihood of finding a long-term solution to a patient’s situation decrease.

Vitale v. Schering Plough Is Going To The NJ Supreme Court. Here's Why It Matters For Your Workers' Compensation Program.


The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently accepted a case that could have far reaching implications for how employee relations and worker’s compensation are handled moving forward.  The case, Vitale v. Schering Plough, involves the validity of third-party lawsuit waivers in employment contracts.  Lower courts have found that such waivers violate public policy and are thus unenforceable. 

A NJ Workers' Comp Case Has Business Owners Considering What Could Qualify As A WC Claim

As employers continue to take successful action to reduce their worker’s compensation claims, the question of how far worker’s compensation extends comes up fairly often.  Many people often believe it takes little more than an employee suffering an injury at the location of their employment for a claim to qualify for worker’s compensation.  The actual law in most states is more complicated than that, as a recent action out of New Jersey showed.

Why Are Shutoff Switches So Important On Solar Panels? [Infographic]

Green Energy has become more affordable, and therefore more attainable for many homeowners, building management companies, and business owners. With more brands, options, and price points available consumers have many choices to make. With the most important thing to remember is to have a shutoff or interrupter/ isolator switch installed, but it is often neglected- resulting in expensive property damage and danger to occupants and workers.

Hauling Hazards: What We've Learned From The Takata Truck Explosion

After a recent trucking accident led to an explosion that killed a woman, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a trucking company to cease operations temporarily. 

How Reducing OSHA Penalties Makes Good Business Sense

In August of this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased its fines for the first time in 25 years. As a result, the maximum penalty for most OSHA violations almost doubled.

What The Trucking Industry Learned from the NHTSA's Collision Avoidance TEchnology Test

In June 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a field study on the use of collision avoidance systems in heavy vehicles. The report will help government agencies and transportation companies wanting to stay ahead of the curve in the implementation of more advanced safety features in the trucking industry.

Meet HACCP and its 7 principles

The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture attempts to manage food safety for meat, seafood, and juice through the use of what are known as HACCP - Hazard analysis and critical control points.  HACCP has seven principles for implementation:  conducting hazard analysis, determining critical control points, and establishing certain standards and procedures based on those hazards and control points. While many food producing companies and those that handle food products are aware of the HACCP requirements it is good to review them periodically. They are outlined below:

The FSMA: Preventive Controls for Human Food

The Food Safety Modernization Act, passed in 2010 and signed into law in January of 2011, sought to introduce major overhauls in the way the United States government regulated food safety. 

4 Ways to Stay Safe in the Chemical Industry

Companies all over the world rely on some form of a safety program for their employees.  The question is: Which approach is the best option for them?