Safety and OSHA News

Orchard worker dies from bee swarm stings; Cal/OSHA fines employer $41K

Here’s an important reminder for outdoor workers and their employers: Insect stings can kill. Since that’s a recognized hazard, employers may face fines in cases such as this one:  [Read more…]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear donning/doffing safety gear case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether workers should be paid for their time donning and doffing protective safety gear. [Read more…]

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2 brothers die in incident at compost center

Cal-OSHA is investigating the deaths of two brothers who were working at a compost center in Lamont, CA. They were overcome by fumes in a confined space.  [Read more…]

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Courts differ again on pay for donning/doffing safety gear

Here we go again: Another federal court has ruled on whether employees should be paid for the time it takes to put on and take off their required safety gear. And the ruling is opposite one handed down by another court just last month. [Read more…]

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Worker goes to OSHA and court after messy restroom cleanups

A sales associate at a Staples store has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired after complaining to OSHA about cleaning an overflowing toilet without protective gear. [Read more…]

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Do workers worry about safety or that they’ll get caught breaking rules?

Just how cynical are some employees about workplace safety? [Read more…]

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Woman’s arm pulled into moving gears, permanently disfigured

Dressing properly for workplace safety includes more than wearing the right protective gear. Employees also have to know what they shouldn’t wear, such as loose-fitting clothing. [Read more…]

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