A new survey by FindLaw.com says 21% of U.S. workers have missed time at work because of an injury suffered on the job. The survey also breaks out the most common types of injuries and who is more likely to suffer a serious injury at work.
OSHA seems to be sending a message to employers via two recent whistleblower orders: When employees raise safety concerns, listen.
Sometimes the people who do the inspecting get inspected, too. As part of its 2015 Workplan, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will continue or begin five audits to determine OSHA’s effectiveness.
OSHA has issued $963,000 in fines to a cleaning services company in connection with the deaths of two of its employees inside a railcar in April.
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.
A bill in the Indiana legislature would make it illegal to photograph or record video of a workplace hazard at a farm or industrial operation and use the pictures to defame or harm the business. What effect might this have on occupational safety and health?
OSHA penalties haven’t been updated since 1990. A new bill in Congress would change that.
A federal judge says Armstrong Coal violated worker whistleblower protections and interfered with a former worker’s right to file a safety complaint.
It should come as no surprise to a company that it will face a retaliation complaint if it fires a whistleblower who complained to OSHA about workplace safety.
A Missouri cement company is in hot water with the federal government after reducing a worker’s wages while she was assisting inspectors during a site visit. The worker was paid less per hour for the time she spent as a miner representative with U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors. A federal administrative law […]
A motor carrier who fired a driver for reporting safety concerns must reinstate the driver and pay $137,341 in back salary and damages. The driver told management a co-worker was driving at excessive speeds and keeping inaccurate driving logs. OSHA investigators found the company, U.S. Corrections LLC of Melbourne, FL, violated whistleblower provisions of the […]
Why did this company get the maximum penalty allowed under federal law ($250,000) in a whistleblower retaliation case?
OSHA has ordered a company to rehire an engineer working on a nuclear plant project and pay him back wages and other costs in a whistleblower case. The engineer had said actions taken by his employer at the nuclear plant could “end up like the situation they had in Japan.”
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.
An OSHA investigation has found that Union Pacific Railroad retaliated against three employees for reporting safety issues and injuries. Now the railroad will have to pay a price.
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.
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