An employee of this company died of asphyxiation. The company argued it didn’t deserve to be fined because once OSHA approved its participation in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), its processes were, in effect, also approved. What did a court think?
The press release said, “Feel like you’re getting old simply because you squint to see the small print on your computer screen?” Yep, that’s me, I said to myself.
An investigation by iWatchNews.org shows a number of employee deaths at “model workplaces” within OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) haven’t been recorded in the agency’s database that monitors the program. And the facilities remain in VPP today.
OSHA fines are supposed to act as deterrents to companies taking shortcuts with employee safety. But a new government report faults the agency for not sufficiently linking OSHA enforcement activities to the ultimate outcome: fewer employee deaths, injuries and illnesses.
OSHA has issued its final rule on confined space work in the construction industry. Here’s what you need to know:
The head of the National Safety Council calls it their “moon shot goal.” The organization wants to eliminate accidental deaths in our lifetime.
Are computer injuries restricted to carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain? A new study documents a number of injuries you might not expect.
As more and more companies use independent contractors to do work formerly handled by employees, these questions come up more often: Employee or contractor? Eligible for workers’ comp or not?
Which companies will receive OSHA inspections in Fiscal Year 2020 (which began Oct. 1, 2019)?
BP must pay more than $100 million in damages for exposing contract workers to toxic chemicals, even though none of the 10 employees in the case suffered major long-term health effects.
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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