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OSHA to revise employer reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries, amputations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise recordkeeping and reporting requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses


Hearings begin on fraud allegations in litigation over pesticides used on Nicaraguan banana plantations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

A California trial court has reportedly begun hearing evidence to determine if a 2007 $2.3 million jury award to Nicaraguan banana plantation workers who claimed they were sterilized by exposure to pesticides was based on fraud


NIOSH seeks comments on criteria for setting occupational diacetyl exposure limit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) will hold a public meeting August 26, 2011, to solicit public input on a draft document titled “Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione.”


Workers’ compensation awarded in obese woman’s death
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

According to a news source, a New Jersey appeals court has determined that the husband of an obese woman who died of a blood clot after working long hours in her home office may recover workers’ compensation benefits


Study claims to link heavy diesel-exhaust exposure to lung cancer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

A recent National Cancer Institute (NCI) study concludes that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increases the risk of death from lung cancer


Court recognizes severe obesity as disability under ADA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2011

Denying an employer’s motions for summary judgment in an employment discrimination suit, a federal court in Louisiana has determined that severe obesity, regardless of its basis, qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act


Study links occupational BPA exposure to lower semen quality
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A recent study funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has reportedly linked workplace bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to "1 decreased sperm concentration, 2 decreased total sperm count, 3 decreased sperm vitality, and 4 decreased sperm motility


Texas hospital refuses to hire employees with BMI exceeding 35
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

Citizens Medical Center, located in Victoria, Texas, has reportedly instituted a prohibition on hiring any employee with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35, or 210 pounds for an individual 5 feet, 5 inches tall or 245 pounds for someone 5-foot-10


EEOC not entitled to medical information from Nestlé in genetic discrimination case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in Kentucky has determined that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not entitled to information about the medical examinations of Nestlé Prepared Foods employees in relation to a claim by one former employee that he was fired due to “genetic information” discrimination


Workers’ comp deductibles at issue in pork employees’ neurological disease
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

A Minnesota appeals court has reportedly decided a dispute over workers' compensation deductibles in favor of a pork processing company's insurance carrier in litigation arising from injuries to employees exposed to the mist from pig brain tissue