Safety and OSHA News

Trucking company ordered to pay whistleblower $150K

OSHA ordered a Connecticut-based commercial motor carrier to compensate a driver more than $150,000 for retaliating against him when he raised safety concerns.  [Read more…]

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OSHA sets sights on 2 big construction industry hazards for FY 21

The construction industry will remain a primary focus for OSHA inspectors for the foreseeable future, judging from information contained in the agency’s fiscal year 2019 annual performance report. [Read more…]

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Company ordered to pay whistleblower $164K after OSHA investigation

OSHA has ordered a Houston-based company to pay a former employee back wages and other compensation after an investigation found the employer fired a whistleblower.  [Read more…]

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OSHA: Not calling part-timer for work amounts to whistleblower retaliation

OSHA is seeking a court order against a company, saying it discriminated against a worker for filing a safety complaint with the federal agency.  [Read more…]

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Company ordered to pay $250K in whistleblower retaliation case

Why did this company get the maximum penalty allowed under federal law ($250,000) in a whistleblower retaliation case?  [Read more…]

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Worker fired after complaining about mold: Company must pay her $105K

A company fired an employee after she complained about mold in an office. Now a court judgment orders the employer to pay her $105,000 and take other action.  [Read more…]

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Did company place production over safety? $1.6M verdict

In this whistleblower case, a federal jury has awarded a former employee $1.66 million after being fired. The employee says he was fired for taking proper safety measures. The company says he was fired for insubordination and lying.  [Read more…]

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Court: Company can’t fire worker for going to media with health concerns

In what’s being called a “significant win for whistleblowers,” a federal court has ordered Lear Corp. to stop retaliating against an employee for going to the media about workers’ chemical exposure.  [Read more…]

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Company ordered to pay $536K for retaliating against injured worker

OSHA has ordered North America’s second-largest freight railroad to reinstate an employee and pay him $536,063 for retaliating against him after reporting a knee injury.  [Read more…]

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Judge: Pay whistleblower $229K in damages

An employee claimed he faced retaliation because he told a co-worker how to contact OSHA with a safety complaint. Now a judge has ordered his employer to pay $229,228 in damages.  [Read more…]

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