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June 2013 Archives

Proposed CA law could harm injured workers

The California legislature is currently considering a bill that would effectively prohibit professional athletes from receiving the benefits of the state's workers' compensation scheme. Currently, California is one of only states that allows injured workers to file claims based on cumulative injuries. There is no time limit on workers' compensation claims, so professional baseball, football, hockey or other sports players have the ability to file in California for injuries that built up over decades. The proposed legislation, Assembly Bill 1309, would impose a time limit on filing for claims that would effectively prohibit these players from getting compensated for their long-term or cumulative injuries.

SeaWorld hit with second violation for unsafe work environment

California residents may be saddened to hear that SeaWorld has been hit with a violation and a hefty fine for running a dangerous workplace by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This is the second violation that SeaWorld has faced, with the first following the wrongful death of one of its orca trainers.

App to keep workers cool this summer

Summer can be a dangerous time for outdoor workers. The heat can soar to unsafe levels quickly, so OSHA has created an app that allows supervisors and workers to monitor the heat index. It is hoped this will help keep workers safe and stop wage loss from heat related illness. This may be of interest to Los Angeles readers due to extreme summer weather conditions in the area.

Asbestos and toxins can harm tornado volunteers

The attention of the nation has been focused on the injury and death caused by the recent tornados in several cities. However, there may be personal injury cases that result from the aftereffects of these tornados that have not even occurred yet. California and other states are sending hundreds of volunteers to Oklahoma to assist in cleanup efforts, and these volunteers may be exposed to dangerous toxins from rubble caused by the destruction of buildings.

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