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    News Digest 1-18-2022


    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Amazon warehouse collapse

    The family of a 26-year-old delivery truck driver, who died last month at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois during a tornado event, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Monday. An Amazon spokesman says employees at the warehouse had little time to prepare when the National Weather Service declared a tornado warning. The tornado collapsed both sides of the warehouse and caved-in its roof. WGN


    Kansas Chamber’s legislative agenda includes objection to raising workers’ comp

    The Kansas Chamber’s legislative agenda for 2022 is a comprehensive plan associated with strengthening the Kansas economy by eroding barriers to business expansion and employment growth, according to its president. One of the items is objecting to raising workers’ compensation benefits. Kansas Reflector


    Who is still covered by vaccine mandates?

    Though a recent Supreme Court ruling means Fed-OSHA does not presently have authority to require private-sector employees to be vaccinated or undergo testing, the court left open the possibility for the agency to regulate workplaces where COVID-19 represents a direct threat, such as places where people work close to others or where they work around vulnerable people. So who is still covered by federal vaccine mandates? Wausau Pilot


    Union-Bulletin editorial: Hanford employees deserve easy access to workers’ comp

    The least the government can do is make it easier for Hanford employees, who worked with nuclear waste at the Washington reservation, to be compensated for illnesses they developed due to unavoidable exposure to toxic and volatile radioactive materials, argues the Union-Bulletin editorial board. “They are at the front lines of another incredibly important battle – one that decides whether Washington becomes a radioactive no-man’s land.” Union-Bulletin