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Burning Question: Medical Exams and Liability

Today’s burning question: Have you ever come across a case where a firefighter suffered an illness such as a heart attack, stroke or cancer, in a department that did not have a formal medical monitoring program and then was sued for not having such a program? Answer: While such a case is plausible, none of the cases in my database make that sort of allegation...

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OSHA Considering Additional Regs for the Fire Service

According to BusinessInsurance.com, OSHA is contemplating new regulations aimed specifically at firefighters. The article lists several areas that OSHA is looking at, including mandatory medical examinations to help address the cardiac risk and banning sliding poles due to injuries.

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