Medical Examiner’s Opinion was Well-Founded

Third Quarter 2014 Legal Briefs
The Arizona Court of Appeals released four opinions in workers compensation cases over the past three months. Two of the decisions have the potential of driving up claim costs whereas the other two address hearing procedure issues. Continue reading

Working group announced to prevent fatalities in telecommunications industry

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and leaders in the telecommunications industry recently held an event to introduce efforts to prevent worker fatalities on cell towers, according to a press release. The result is a working group which will implement safety practices for the telecommunications industry, specifically work done on cell towers.

The event follows several years of deaths affiliated with construction or repairing of cell Continue reading

NIOSH releases truck driver sleep guide

For organizations that rely on trucks to ship supplies and inventory, driver safety and health is often a top priority. Laws governing the industry have limited the number of hours truck drivers can be on the road and imposed time minimums for rest periods, so employers may want to ensure drivers are getting all the sleep they need to work safely and effectively. Continue reading