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Category Archives: workers compensation

Workers’ Compensation Client Experience with Fine, Olin & Anderman:

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the professional services I have received from the Fine, Olin, and Anderman, LLP firm. In December of 2011, I fell at work needing several major surgeries. My case has required the assistance of a workman’s compensation lawyer. My CSEA representative recommended contacting FOA. […]

Fine, Olin and Anderman Workers’ Comp Clients Share Their Experiences

Meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations are of the utmost importance to the Fine, Olin, and Anderman team. Here are some recent feedback from our clients: “I would like to take this time to thank the firm of Fine Olin & Anderman for a job well done.In particularly Don Crouch. He took the time to […]

OSHA Issues New Directive to Keep Communication Tower Workers Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its Communication Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. The movement follows a dramatic increase in preventable injuries and fatalities in the industry. More fatalities involving communication tower workers occurred in 2013 than in the […]

Help Keep Employees Safe from Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that can have devastating effects on workers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, including asbestosis, a chronic lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust; lung cancer and other cancers; and mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer than affects the […]

OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements for 2015

In a Twitter chat, OSHA sought to clarify a variety of aspects regarding its new reporting requirements, which went into effect on January 1, 2015. The rule requires all employers to report directly to OSHA any incident in which a worker is killed or hospitalized, suffers an amputation, or loses and eye. Employers will be […]

Preventing Hypothermia in Outdoor Workers

Working outdoors in harsh weather conditions can leave workers susceptible to illness like hypothermia. Due to the long-term effects and potential fatalities of cold illnesses, a few prevention tips could save safe a life: Dress the Part: Avoid Cotton and Goose Down Clothing is the single most important resource to keep you warm. Once wet, […]

Are Occupational Injuries Under-Reported?

The federal government may seriously be undercounting the number of occupational injuries that occur each year, according to some researchers. Michigan State University’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that in 2012, there were 86% more work-related skull fractures in Michigan than were reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS said in 2012, […]

Winter Workers and Keeping Them Safe

Winter can affect hundreds of thousands of workers in our area. Under OSHA, each employer is responsible for providing a safe work environment for their employees and must protect workers from winter storms and hazardous weather conditions. OSHA issued more than 2,500 citations from October 2012 through September 2013. Some citations occur because manufacturers miss […]

Airport Safety Starts with Safer Working Conditions

Recent OSHA investigations, enforcement actions, and settlement agreements against aviation contractors and airlines at airports around the country underscore the dangerous nature of airport work and the need for better oversight of private contractors operating at airports across the nation. Ever since the airline and airport outsourcing that began in the 1980s, responsibility for services […]

Post-9/11 Illnesses Spur Lawsuit Aimed at Protecting First Responders from Corrosives

The Watchdog group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen its corrosive dust standard to better protect our first responders. According to the lawsuit, EPA has not changed the regulation on corrosive dust standards since 1980, and should have been modified […]