April 2019 Archives
Federal law defines workers' compensation, but some of the rules are also on the state level. Some of the most important lower-level regulations are exempt from eligibility.
Electrical workers in Missouri can face serious dangers on the job. Mistakes with electricity, after all, can be catastrophic and even life-threatening. There are a number of regulations in place that aim to make the workplace safer for employees, especially those dealing with inherently hazardous materials like live electricity. Many of these regulations are implemented federally by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency charged with implementing and enforcing rules to protect workplace safety. However, OSHA also generally seeks to expand partnerships with private industry in developing regulations.
Each year, thousands of workers in Missouri and across the country suffer serious injuries while performing their jobs. These injuries cost the U.S. billions of dollars in medical costs and lost wage payments.
A recent report from the Rand Corporation supports the misgivings that drivers in Missouri may have about self-driving cars. The report says that automakers and the developers of self-driving technology are rushing to introduce autonomous vehicles to the public and that, as a result, they are neglecting to test the vehicles for a sufficient number of miles.
Missouri residents who watch the Weather Channel may know how the two stars of the show "Storm Wranglers" died. On March 28, 2017, the duo was speeding down a highway in Texas in search of a tornado when they ran a stop sign and collided with a jeep. Both stars and the driver of the jeep, a 25-year-old storm spotter with the National Weather Service, died on impact. The mother of the 25-year-old is now suing the Weather Channel for $125 million.