Various OSHA standards require employers to have written safety programs. Would a company satisfy such a requirement by keeping the documents solely in an electronic format?
The Senate grilled President-elect Obama’s pick for Labor Secretary on a variety of issues at her confirmation hearing.
Since the Imperial Sugar explosion that killed 14 people, there’s been a lot written recommending companies have the proper equipment to deal with combustible workplace dust. This story shows that just having the equipment doesn’t guarantee you won’t have an explosion.
Tyson Foods has agreed to pay the maximum penalty for a willful violation of an OSHA standard resulting in the death of an employee.
A new study shows almost one in five workers admit they aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. However, only one in ten have been properly diagnosed with a sleep disorder.
A small business with just 50 employees will have to pay a hefty OSHA fine for repeat violations after a recent re-inspection.
A worker injured at a construction site sued his employer. The company said it couldn’t be sued because workers’ comp is the exclusive remedy for injured workers.
A recent fatality shows once again why employees working near power lines need to plan their tasks with electrical hazards in mind.
* Press Information <http://www.aamanet.org/news.asp?sect=1&id=38&newsid=217&showarchive=> * AAMA’s Skylight Council publishes Fall Protection paper SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Responding to heightened industry and public concerns about fall prevention, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA’s) Skylight Council has published a position paper entitled Fall Protection, which provides practical suggestions for minimizing and preventing falls through roof openings. Highlighted within […]