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Law for Business. Mr. Bernstein Employee Injuries, pp 469-475 January 7, 2014. Law for Business Mr. Bernstein. Three avenues for dealing with employee injuries Negligence suit Employers must provide reasonably safe working conditions

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Law for business

Law for Business

Mr. Bernstein

Employee Injuries,

pp 469-475

January 7, 2014


Law for business mr bernstein

Law for BusinessMr. Bernstein

Three avenues for dealing with employee injuries

Negligence suit

Employers must provide reasonably safe working conditions

Required employee not take assumption of risk, nor was their contributory negligence by the employee or co-workers

Workers Compensation

Laws requiring employers to purchase no-fault insurance

Is a substitute for negligence lawsuits, not in addition to

OSHA

Enacts industry-by-industry safety regulations and Inspects

Can impose fines or shutdown noncompliant businesses


Law for business mr bernstein1

Law for BusinessMr. Bernstein

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Established in 1970

Establishes direct and specific regulations aimed at preventing employee injuries

OSHA has authority to inspect workplaces

Employees can anonymously tip OSHA regarding safety violations

Generally employers work out issues directly with OSHA; no attorneys needed


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