NY - Drywall Contractor Charged With Shirking Comp Coverage
A Schenectady drywall subcontractor has been charged with failing to obtain workers' compensation insurance.
Dennis Hammonds, 40, owner of Hammonds Drywall, allegedly did not purchase the insurance for his crew while working as a subcontractor between in 2017 and 2018, the New York State Inspector General's office said. One of th...
NY - Board Adopts New Treatment Guides for Arm Injuries and Asthma
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has finalized new medical treatment guidelines for hand, wrist and forearm injuries, and for work-related asthma.
The guidelines, which take effect Jan. 1, include treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and will replace the old carpal tunnel guidelines, the board said in a bulletin Thursda...
MI - State OSHA Fines 19 Companies for COVID-19 Safety Violations
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The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined 19 companies more than $51,000 combined for what it calls “serious” COVID-19 safety violations.
The agency said the companies, 12 of which are construction firms, had not taken precautions to protect workers and communities from the spread of the disease. The citation...