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10/15/04 – Safety News Item. Workers’ Comp Covers Pick Up of Check.


The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that an employee that fell on work premises while not working, but solely to pick up her check is covered and limited in her recovery to workers’ compensation.

The court found that picking up her check was a “work-related” activity and not subject to the “going and coming” rule.


Tip of the Week No. 40 – 09/27/04. Workers Comp


Many courts are probing the Workers’ Compensation law barriers in the United States and are calling for action against employer negligence. In a few states, legal action, known as “intentional tort”, provides an employee remedy.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 53.
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Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition #2


Tip of the Week No. 320:
Many courts are probing the Workers’ Compensation law in the United States and are calling for action against employer negligence. In a few states, legal action, known as “intentional tort,” provides an employee remedy. Consequently, some courts are building a record that holds employers accountable for fall injuries to contractor employees and, in some cases, to their own employees when they knew or should have known the danger. Some state courts limit recovery to the award less the contributory negligence of the worker.

Excerpt from Chapter Three – Who Needs Fall Protection? from the upcoming “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition”. Watch this website for more information about the publication date and how you can order your copy.


Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition #27


Tip of the Week No. 255:
A company’s Workers Compensation Experience Modification Rate (EMR)in future years will be predicated, in part, on active fall-incident prevention now. Employers should become leaders for preventive safety engineering in their industry!
Excerpt from Chapter 3 – Who Needs Fall Protection? Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition. Watch this website for more information about the publication date and how you can order your copy.


Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition #8


Tip of the Week No. 236:
If the employer has the power to expose, create, correct, or control hazards, then the controlling responsibility and legal risk may be assumed to exist, requiring action.
It is not the title; it is the employer’s role that governs.
Excerpt from Chapter 3 – Who Needs Fall Protection? Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition. Watch this website for more information about the publication date and how you can order your copy.


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