What happens when no one witnessed an injury and the injured worker doesn’t remember it?
The family of a 20-year-old man who was killed on a construction site has proposed legislation for a mandatory fine when an employee is killed on the job. “He was priceless, and $3,000 doesn’t do s—,” said the man’s stepbrother.
A jury in Houston awarded $53.8 million to the family of a construction worker who was killed in 2013 while working on renovations at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field.
A measure, just signed into law by President Obama, would prohibit chemical companies from classifying safety information as “sensitive” in an effort to keep it from becoming public. The new law is in response to a workplace explosion that caused two fatalities.
Policy statements from two safety organizations in the space of one week show the high priority of addressing legal marijuana use and safety in the U.S. workforce.
The National Safety Council has declared prescription drug overdoses in the U.S. to be a “national epidemic.” That’s a pretty strong statement, but the NSC backs it up with facts and makes recommendations on how to reverse the trend.
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Today (April 28, 2013) is Workers’ Memorial Day. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has made a series of recommendations to reduce the number of workplace fatalities, which still number more than 4,000 per year in the U.S.
Want a signal of how serious OSHA is about ramping up enforcement?
The architect of the strategy to get bigger penalties by prosecuting safety violations under environmental laws says it’s time to overhaul OSHA legislation for the first time in almost 40 years.
On April 28, 2011, OSHA turned 40 years old. Is the agency suffering an early mid-life crisis?
The election has produced status quo in Washington DC: President Obama re-elected, Democrats control the Senate, Republicans control the House. However, don’t expect the status quo at OSHA in the next four years.
In most cases when an illegal immigrant is injured at a U.S. company, courts have ruled in favor of giving workers’ comp benefits. One state is trying to put a stop to that.
In Fiscal Year 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor referred or assisted with the criminal prosecution of 27 cases involving worker deaths – the highest number in DOL’s history.
A national safety organization that championed mandatory seat belt laws is now calling on governors and legislators in all 50 states to ban cell phone use while driving.
It’s the weekend many in the U.S. love to hate: As we turn our clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time (DST), we lose an hour of sleep. Is it time to go on DST all year-round?
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