Safety and OSHA News

Investors sue BP over spill, say it misled them over ‘safety first’ policy

It’s been more than two years since the explosion at a BP rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The potential consequences for BP continue to pile up, as a new lawsuit shows. [Read more…]

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Mike Rowe: ‘Safety First’ is ‘a load of unmitigated nonsense’

You know Mike Rowe, the guy on the Discovery Channel who hosts Dirty Jobs? A viewer recently called him out on not wearing the proper safety gear on his show. His response? “Of all the platitudes embraced in the workplace there is none more pervasive, erroneous, overused and dangerous than ‘Safety First!'” [Read more…]

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Former Massey workers: Mine was ticking bomb

Two workers who quit Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine in the months just before the explosion that killed 29 miners say they did so because they thought it was going to blow up. [Read more…]

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When safety and production clash, which one wins?


If you post signs at your workplace that say “Safety First,” how can employees still get the impression that production is more important? [Read more…]

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