Safety and OSHA News

33% of workers say their company puts productivity before safety

A new survey from the National Safety Council (NSC) reveals many U.S. workers think their companies prioritize productivity before safety. Workers in high-risk industries were more likely to say safety takes a backseat to production.  [Read more…]

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Did company place production over safety? $1.6M verdict

In this whistleblower case, a federal jury has awarded a former employee $1.66 million after being fired. The employee says he was fired for taking proper safety measures. The company says he was fired for insubordination and lying.  [Read more…]

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OSHA: Production over safety caused explosion, cost 2 lives

OSHA says U.S. Steel Corp. took safety shortcuts at its Fairfield, AL, facility and that led to two deaths.  [Read more…]

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29 miner deaths ‘entirely preventable’ — root cause is ‘corporate culture’

Federal authorities blamed the Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine disaster that killed 29 miners on “a workplace culture that valued production over safety,” and said the explosion was “entirely preventable.” Haven’t we heard this before about workplace disasters that claimed multiple lives? [Read more…]

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