A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.
Oil And Gas
Just one U.S. senator is blocking a bill that would strengthen safety rules for oil and gas pipelines. The senator isn’t opposed to any particular part of the bill; he simply doesn’t like any additional federal regulation at all.
While industry waits to see if OSHA will carry out its proposal to post companies’ injury records online, a nonprofit has unveiled its new website that points the finger at the biggest environmental/safety/health violators in the U.S. since 2010.
A Texas-based fracking services company has pleaded guilty, and could pay more than $2 million in fines and restitution, for its role in a fatal explosion that occurred in North Dakota in 2014.
April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day. It’s a time to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job due to injuries or illnesses, but it’s also more.
A decision by a judge in Colorado highlights a hazard faced by workers in the oil and gas industries, and that more efforts are needed to protect these workers from potential death.
The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is calling on OSHA to lower the permissible exposure limits for noise in workplaces.
An employee was electrocuted while working to restore power to a pumping station. OSHA heard about the fatality and investigated. The agency says workers lacked safety gear.
Recent statistics show OSHA continues to focus its inspections on specific problems, rather than conduct them randomly.
An investigative report by ProPublica and PBS “Frontline” points out that many large companies have a simple way to avoid OSHA regulations, enforcement and penalties: Hire subcontractors to do dangerous work.
The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the U.S. has dropped in 2015 by the biggest amount since 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The Presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill says the oil and gas industry needs to take bold action to make it clear that business will no longer be conducted as usual in the Gulf of Mexico. In a nutshell, one section of the report says BP and other companies working in the Gulf need […]
OSHA’s new injury reporting requirements took effect Jan. 1, 2015. The agency recently released the number of severe injury reports it received in 2015, and what actions it took against those employers.
Five years and more than 1.5 million workers’ comp claims. That’s what The Travelers Companies looked at to determine the who, what, where, when, why and how of workplace injuries … also how much they cost.
A new EHS survey by 360training.com finds workers are more concerned about their workplace safety than they were a year ago.
A new report ranks the states from highest to lowest workplace fatality rate.
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