According to a recent release by the U.S. Department of Labor, workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers. In the U.S., a teenage worker is injured on the job every nine minutes. In 2011 alone, at least 331 young workers were killed on the job and another 106,170 were injured.
All workers, regardless of age, should be aware of their right to a safe workplace. To further that goal, the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has crea... Read more →
Macey Swanson and Allman partner Richard Swanson will present a session titled “Cost Effective Hearing Preparation of a Denied Worker’s Compensation Claim” at the ICLEF Worker’s Compensation Seminar on November 11, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN. Seminar attendees can earn up to six CLE credits.
Mr. Swanson has also recently presented at the 31st Annual Labor-Management Relations Seminar, held in June 2011 in Indianapolis, IN and at the SEAK Workers’ Compensa... Read more →
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently announced new efforts to improve the Whistleblower Protection Program, which protects employees who report violations of workplace safety laws, among other things.
Some of the changes are:
Restructuring the program, including adding additional investigators and changing the hierarchy
Increased training, including a national conference next month to be attended by all inspectors and solicitors who wor... Read more →
The Whistleblower Protection Unit of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) investigates claims of retaliation against employees for exercising rights under the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act. Importantly, in order to bring an IOSHA retaliation claim, under Indiana Code 22-8-1.1-38.1, employees must file a complaint with the IOSHA Commissioner within thirty calendar days of the alleged discrimination against the employee for either filing a safet... Read more →