President-elect Trump is set to nominate fast food millionaire Andrew Puzder to be the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. So, what does he think about OSHA and occupational safety?
Chances are, if you work at a small- or medium-size facility, you’re a one-person safety department. You know, realistically, you need other supervisors to help drive home the safety message. So why don’t safety managers delegate more?
We asked safety pros to rate which of 21 safety topics are most important to them. Ones involving OSHA ranked at the top of the list.
Add another voice to the chorus calling for companies to use the latest science and not just OSHA’s limits when it comes to protecting workers from hazardous chemicals.
OSHA says when a roofer moved a ladder, it came in contact with a power line and electrocuted him. The employer presented three arguments why $84,000 in OSHA fines should be thrown out.
Knee surgery and time away from work were the results of an employee’s fall on an icy parking lot while leaving work. Does he qualify for workers’ comp benefits?
A lawyer took a supermarket chain to task for not having a sufficient safety program, and it cost the employer big bucks. But this isn’t about an OSHA fine or a workers’ comp trial.
OSHA’s own statistics have an alarming message for businesses: While more allegations of whistleblower retaliation are coming in each year, the number of legitimate instances are actually very low.
Imagine for a moment being one of the half dozen local police officers who were the first responders to the shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now consider that those officers, under current law, may not qualify for workers’ comp for counseling.