Safety and OSHA News

Company ordered to pay $250K in whistleblower retaliation case

Why did this company get the maximum penalty allowed under federal law ($250,000) in a whistleblower retaliation case?  [Read more…]

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Number of these workers testing positive for drug use skyrockets

Various safety and medical groups have been warning about the growing prescription drug epidemic in the U.S. for years. A new report shows why there’s no reason to think that any particular group of workers, even those subject to regular drug testing, are immune from this trend.  [Read more…]

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After multi-fatality, railroad to monitor engineer alertness

Following a crash that killed four people and injured 70 last year, the Metro-North Railroad that provides service between New York City and Connecticut has released its 100-day action plan to, among other things, improve its safety performance.  [Read more…]

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Report: Engineer in fatal train crash has severe sleep apnea

The engineer of a Metro-North train that crashed last December in the Bronx, NY, killing four people, admits he felt “dazed” on the day of the wreck. Given information released on his medical evaluation after the crash, there’s no wonder why he felt that way.  [Read more…]

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