Time is running out for OSHA under the Obama administration to complete some of its regulatory priorities. If OSHA stays on track, some new and revised regs could debut early in 2016.
The federal government has released its revised regulatory agenda. It lists 10 new or revised OSHA rules for 2013, with more to come in future years.
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.
We’ve been following the story of Dallas Wiens, a construction worker who lost his entire face after his head got too close to a high-voltage power line. Now, Wiens has gone public with his new face following transplant surgery.
Two young women, both found guilty of causing fatal car crashes while using a cell phone behind the wheel, got different sentences for their crimes. Which one do you think was the more appropriate sentence?
Evidence continues to mount that operating electronic devices, including cell phones, in hands-free mode while driving isn’t safer than using hand-held models.
You know OSHA will send inspectors to a facility when there is a fatality or multiple serious injuries. But chemicals leaks will also bring inspectors calling.
A worker’s complaint brought OSHA to a Houston company. The complaint was substantiated, and OSHA found even more violations that added up to a hefty fine because the company had been cited for them before.
Drones can significantly speed up some types of OSHA inspections, according to a safety expert. That could increase the number of inspections the agency is able to do.
An employee was splashed with liquid containing a toxic mix of chemicals. When he was diagnosed with cancer more than two years after the incident, he filed a lawsuit against his employer. Was the lawsuit thrown out due to time limitations?
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.
This employee was forced to breathe air with high pollution content while climbing up and down stairs at work. Was this enough to worsen his pre-existing asthma and qualify for workers’ comp?
Many companies provide ergonomics training to employees to help them identify risk factors for injuries. Until recently, there had only been one study on the effectiveness of this type of safety training.
Federal officials say driver fatigue was the probable cause of the crash near Cranbury, NJ, that claimed the life of one comedian and serious injured comic actor Tracy Morgan.
Researchers say their recent study into night shifts and drowsy driving has implications beyond those who work primarily when it’s dark.
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