In a recent report, some state safety agencies came under criticism for issuing lower fines than federal OSHA. However, that’s not the case everywhere, as a $2.38 million fine against a Washington company shows.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) has fined three organizations in connection with the deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair that killed seven people and injured more than 40 others.
No doubt about it: There’s workers’ comp fraud out there. But comp cheats do get caught.
OSHA fines may not be the only penalty faced by a company where a 14-year-old boy’s hand was cut off in a wood planer.
How far should the “exclusive remedy” provision of workers’ comp go?
In the nation’s first criminal prosecution involving the heat-related death of a farm worker, a plea agreement has resulted in small fines, probation and community service time for two supervisors.
Two former supervisors have agreed to pay $450K to the families of two workers who were decapitated in a boiler explosion. If they don’t pay within a year’s time, they’re going to jail.
California is serious about providing outdoor workers with relief from heat: Three top officials for a now out-of-business farm labor contractor face involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of a teen from heat stress.
This summer’s heat continues to take a toll on workers across the country. In this case, four workers at one work-site needed treatment for heat exposure.
The head of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs recently laid out three areas which the agency is currently focusing on. At first glance, they may not seem to have much in common, but they share one detail regarding OSHA enforcement.
While the transition to OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) happens in 2015, businesses face a deadline this year that involves employee training.
Is your company in compliance with OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) that requires certain employee training to be completed this year?
Poor design of a dust collection system led to a flash fire that burned seven employees – one seriously – at an ink manufacturing plant in New Jersey, according to an investigation. On top of that, the report says the company’s emergency response was also lacking.
Members of Congress should have some idea about how difficult it is to comply completely with OSHA standards: Only 28% of their offices do so.
Criminal prosecution for violating federal workplace safety standards is still rare, but one prosecutor says, “they’ll be more of these ideally,” after a grand jury charged eight company officials in a recent case.
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