ASK WHEN YOU LEARN OSHA standards for COVID 19, updated on May 19, 2020, uses reporting requirements to turn employers into investigators of their own jobsites.  The employer must use reasonable efforts to reach conclusions on the questions – Has the pandemic visited your worksite? Was the employee’s COVID work-related? OSHA (the Federal Department of… Read More


When someone gets hurt at work, the employer’s workers compensation automatically pays medical costs and a large fraction of lost wages – no matter whose fault caused the work injury. Due to a 100 year old legislative trade-off, this automatic but limited recovery, cloaks the employer with immunity from lawsuits from their employees. Comp collecting… Read More


This is a report about a conference organized by Massachusetts State officials to provide more health care cost information in the effort to cabin the rise in those costs. Empowering Health Care Consumers – A Community Conversation II October 22, 2013 UMass Medical School / MA Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation Chuck Cobb… Read More