The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a consent agreement with a Connecticut dentist who fired an employee after she filed an OSHA whistleblower complaint that the office was too cold.
OSHA says employees at Birds Eye Foods’ facility in Darien, WI, were “left in the cold.” Now the company faces $109,400 in fines.
One OSHA inspection with violations can be expensive enough. But follow-up visits from the agency can be even more costly when violations are labeled “repeat,” as this manufacturer found.
Do antibacterial soaps do more harm than good? A government agency is looking into that.
With the recent swine flu scare, we’ve heard the plea once again for ill employees to stay home instead of spreading sickness at work. Now you can send the message anonymously, “Stay home when you’re sick,” specifically to those who ignore that advice.
Preventable deaths now claim 466 lives per day in the U.S., according to recently updated statistics.
Ranking right up there with poor restroom etiquette and people not showing up for meetings, it turns out some workers find safety … annoying.
These little varmints can cause a lot of building damage if left uncontrolled. So which U.S. cities have the most rats?
A TV station in Colorado recently talked to some outdoor workers about the risk of working in sub-freezing temperatures. Now, one of its own reporters can recount his own work-related bout of frostbite.
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.
As it stands now, OSHA accepts whistleblower complaints from workers orally or in writing. A proposal would make it even easier to file these complaints.
We’re about to enter the time of year when we have the most daylight. It’s a good time to remind workers that if they don’t use proper eye protection, they may not be able to enjoy seeing that extra daylight.
A new government report corroborates previous statistics that show methamphetamine use may be rising in the U.S. after dropping for several years.
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