Can you think of a worse scenario? Part of a worker’s thumb was cut off while an OSHA inspector was onsite.
A new report recommends OSHA look to the European Union (EU) for a system to manage workers’ exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Two state laws seem to conflict about employees’ right to sue their employer over exposure to toxic chemicals.
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A worker had to be rescued after passing out in a confined space. OSHA issued fines, but the company argued this was “unpreventable employee misconduct.” Did a court throw out the fine?
It can be tricky to determine if a breathing problem is caused by work, particularly when workers’ comp benefits hang in the balance. In this case, cleaning chemicals were in question.
As OSHA asks for comments on ways to update its exposure limits for hazardous chemicals, a new study shows how two common products might, when combined, lead to absorption of a chemical into the body.
A federal investigation into the fatal fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in Texas points to shortcomings in existing regulations, standards and guidance. Does this case show there is a real need for more safety regulation?
The president of an oil recycling company is facing up to 15 years in prison and $1.2 million in fines under the federal Clean Air Act for a 2012 explosion that injured three employees at a Wyoming processing plant.
A final rule was released July 25 amending the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to harmonize U.S. laws with international standards to improve safety and streamline transport of hazardous materials. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) introduced the rule to “streamline international shipping, untangle supply chains and reduce costs for Americans.” The […]
When Congress eliminated OSHA’s ergonomics rule in 2001, it was also generally understood that the agency could not issue a new rule that was “substantially the same” as the old one. But what if a new ergonomics rule wasn’t substantially the same?
OSHA urges employers to be prepared to keep their workers safe during extreme weather.
A man suffered fatal injuries while working alone on his family farm in Herkimer, NY.
A lack of safety training and a forklift not approved for use in a hazardous environment proved to be an explosive combination.
OSHA has agreed to revise language in several of its documents on beryllium dust following a settlement with multiple companies that filed lawsuits over the agency’s Beryllium Standard in 2017. The settlement agreement, which was filed May 26, will see changes to several of the agency’s facts sheets, frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents and webpages […]
OSHA’s inspection summary for fiscal year 2018 shows the agency conducted fewer inspections than the previous fiscal year, but certain types of inspections were up.
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