Safety and OSHA News

Feds threaten suit over state law expanding workers’ comp for nuclear employees

Unless they can come to some sort of agreement, it looks like the federal government and Washington state may end up wrangling in court over workers’ comp for Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers.  [Read more…]

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It’s official: Feds to ‘increase frequency of criminal prosecution’ for OSHA violations

The federal government says it will step up use of a variety of laws to bring more criminal charges for OSHA violations, particularly those with fatalities and where there was a willful violation.  [Read more…]

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Bayer to pay $5.6M in double-fatal explosion and fire

Bayer CropScience LP has agreed to pay $5,657,000 in a settlement with the federal government for violations of chemical safety laws in connection with a fire and explosion at its Institute, WV, plant in 2008 that killed two people.  [Read more…]

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New efforts to send managers to jail for workplace fatalities, OSHA violations

“The Administration and many of its allies really do want to put employers in jail.” That’s according to a prominent attorney specializing in workplace safety compliance.  [Read more…]

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