A judge has ordered a UCLA chemistry professor to stand trial in the death of a 23-year-old research assistant who died from burns she received in a lab fire.
A business owner in Virginia faces criminal charges in connection with the death of a 14-year-old in a wood chipper. The owner was also the teen’s uncle and guardian.
What are the most important steps companies can take to mitigate risk and control loss through workplace safety? A 20-year occupational safety veteran reveals his Top 10 list.
In the first year of the Obama administration, OSHA was busy handing out fines the likes of which hadn’t been seen for eight years. Here’s our rundown of 10 significant fines from the last 12 months, and what they mean for businesses:
OSHA is investigating the death of a worker in Florida who was pulled into a wood chipper.
A California construction company will pay a hefty Cal/OSHA fine and still faces possible criminal charges in connection with the death of a worker in an excavation collapse.
We asked our readers a series of questions about how OSHA does its job. Here’s what your peers had to say:
You know that if injuries or a fatality bring OSHA to a workplace, its inspection won’t necessarily be limited to conditions involving that particular incident. Despite that being common knowledge, a Nebraska company is fighting OSHA’s attempt to interview two of its managers.
A train operator caused a crash that resulted in 68 injuries and $9.6 million dollars in damages, according to a federal report.
An exclusive survey recently revealed what many safety pros have known since leading their first training session: The things that motivate frontline workers to buy in to safety procedures are different than what drives supervisors to pay attention to safety.
A California agriculture company owner and his daughter were arraigned Sept. 14 on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud for an alleged $2.5 million workers’ comp scheme. Felipe Saurez Barocio, owner of Agriculture Services Inc., and his daughter, Angelita Barocio-Negrete, allegedly underreported employee payroll by $11 million to reduce the company’s premium for workers’ comp […]
After two years of increases, the government reports workplace fatalities decreased in 2012 compared to 2011.
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