“Pain, increasing shortness of breath, increasing fear, increasing terror, and awareness of impending death.” That’s how a medical expert described the asphyxiation deaths of two workers at a commercial laundry. Now a court has upheld an almost $3.37 million award to the families of the two victims.
A New England supermarket chain will pay $400,000 in fines, hire a full-time safety officer and make other improvements in a settlement with OSHA. The agency said the company failed to protect and train its employees.
Can you legally fire a new employee during his probation period for a workplace injury that could have been prevented?
Four injured workers sued this company, claiming it knew they were likely to be injured and that workers’ comp shouldn’t be their exclusive remedy. How did a court rule?
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has issued an important decision that will help determine what is and what isn’t a repeat OSHA violation.
Workers who don’t speak English fluently are a hot topic when it comes to safety training. But that’s not the only language problem that could be negatively affecting safety training, according to three new studies.
When a company says its safety goal is zero injuries, do employees understand that’s different than zero risk reports?
The family of a man who worked at a slaughterhouse is suing his former employer, claiming excessive overtime hours doing strenuous work in cold conditions contributed to his death.
Should the federal government use a plea agreement reached in connection with a Colorado worker’s death as a template for similar cases involving fatalities?
Will OSHA conduct more inspections in federal Fiscal Year 2013 (FY 2013)? Will there be new regulations? And how does the agency plan to fund compliance assistance to companies? President Obama’s budget proposal shows what’s ahead.
Compared to some of the other regulations small businesses face, OSHA isn’t a big concern for owners, according to a new survey.
Wal-Mart has agreed to improve employee safety conditions at all 2,857 of its retail and Sam’s Club stores that are under federal jurisdiction. The settlement is in connection with inspections conducted two years ago.
Federal OSHA doesn’t have a heat stress standard. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be cited for failing to have a heat stress plan.
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