You’re probably on the lookout for workers who file fraudulent workers’ compensation claims—but how carefully are you watching your insurer? There has been a great deal of emphasis on claimant fraud, healthcare provider fraud, and employer fraud in the workers’ compensation system, but insurer fraud has received relatively little attention.
Category: EHS Administration
In 2005, President George W. Bush signed a law creating the Renewable Fuel Standard program. The program requires fuel producers to incorporate specific target amounts of renewably-produced ethanol or biodiesel into their products. Unfortunately, the way the system was set up enabled shady biodiesel producers to sell counterfeit credits to producers who needed to make […]
In August, our Daily Advisor covered the story of Welch Environmental Group—a South Carolina company indicted for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Air Act (CAA) violations after the company was caught melting spent ammunition from firing ranges in open cauldrons in the South Carolina woods. Prior to his indictment, company president Glenn […]
With all the different risks and hazards to keep track of, it’s hard to isolate the most important factors in keeping your people safe on the job. Keep reading to see what one safety pro suggests. You may be surprised at his choices.
It’s important to keep thorough training records because they help to demonstrate your compliance with environment, health, and safety (EHS) regulatory requirements. But that’s not the only use you can make of your training records.
Results are in for the first year of reporting under the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) new severe injury reporting rule. According to a report released recently by OSHA, over 10,000 severe injuries were reported in 2015. Yesterday we reviewed the key findings in the report and talked a bit about pitfalls in conducting […]
How did you fare in your first year of reporting under the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) new severe injury reporting rule? According to a report recently released by OSHA, over 10,000 severe injuries were reported. Today we will review the key findings in the report and talk a bit about pitfalls in conducting […]
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) are not regulatory agencies; they are consensus standards-setting agencies. But OSHA has just updated its eye and face protection rules to reference the latest ANSI/ISEA standards. In addition, OSHA has revised significant portions of the construction industry eye and face protection standards […]
When an employee “blows the whistle” on an employer’s alleged illegal activity, employers must tread very carefully. If any action has been taken that the employee could claim is unfavorable, the he or she may feel that the action is retaliatory. When that happens, the employee may file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and […]
When a worker believes that his employer is breaking federal law, he or she may “blow the whistle” by reporting the employer to regulators, who then open an investigation. Unscrupulous employers may retaliate against whistleblowers by denying them raises, bonuses, or promotions; demoting them; making their lives at work so miserable that they quit; or […]