Safety and OSHA News

Labor Secretary exit message: Reject false choice of profits or safety

Workplace injuries and illnesses must not force families out of the middle class. That’s the message from Labor Secretary Thomas Perez as he prepares to leave office.  [Read more…]

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Lack of maintenance, poor communication fouled water for 300,000

What can go wrong when an aboveground tank used to store harmful chemicals isn’t inspected for 10 years?  [Read more…]

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Did work exposures cause shortness of breath?

It can be tricky to determine if a breathing problem is caused by work, particularly when workers’ comp benefits hang in the balance. In this case, cleaning chemicals were in question. [Read more…]

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Cause of chlorine leak: Worker couldn’t read English according to feds

A federal agency says a chlorine leak inside a poultry processing facility that sent 195 employees to hospitals was caused in part because a worker couldn’t read English. In fact, English was the primary language of only 17% of workers there. [Read more…]

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