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July 31, 2014
  • Senate Spending Proposal Clarifies OSHA Chemical Inspection Policy, Boosts NIOSH
  • Responsibilities of Employer, Staffing Agency Detailed in Temp Worker Inspection Policy
  • Small-Farm Inspection Guidance Issued, Including Exemption, Enforcement Examples
  • More Continuing Education for Inspectors Required Under New OSHA Directive
  • AFL-CIO Demands Better Protections, Union Rights for Tobacco Farmworkers
  • EPA Considering Regulating More Chemicals Under Its Rule for High-Hazard Substances
  • Agencies Clarify Authority Over Commercial Trucking Safety, Whistle-blower Retaliation
  • As Opioid Use Grows, Employers Fear Safety Risks While Union Seeks Balanced Treatment
  • Qatar Must Improve Safety of Workers In World Cup Construction, Democrats Say
  • House Bill Would Impose Annual Caps On Costs Imposed by Agency Regulations
  • NCAA Reaches Proposed $75 Million Settlement in Student-Athlete Safety Cases
  • Bill Requiring Cuts in Existing Rules Before Issuing New Ones Clears House Committee
  • MSHA's Proposed Civil Penalty Rule Would Simplify Process, Focus on Serious Perils
  • San Diego Minimum Wage, Sick Leave Bill Passes City Council on Veto-Proof 6-3 Vote
  • Canadian Sawmill Operator Fined C$724,163 For Dust Explosion That Killed Two Workers
  • Warehouse Fined $308,435 for Failure To Abate After Worker Injured by Forklift
  • GAO Opens Study on Violence in Health Care
  • District Court Upholds OSHA Subpoenas Reaching Beyond Facts of Single Accident
  • Boeing Manager Fired After Seeking Leave For Migraines Has FMLA Claim, Court Finds
  • Company Claiming It Didn't Receive Citation For Safety Violation Loses Due Process Case
  • Nine Home Health-Care Workers Challenge Upcoming SEIU Representation Election
  • State Law Not Preempted in Misclassification Suit
  • Nat'l Elec. Coil Co., Sec'y of Labor v., 7/28/14
  • Advanced Tech. Servs. Inc., Sarasota, Fla.
  • Bellet Constr. Co., New York, N.Y.
  • BRM Foods Inc., Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Cross Implement Inc., Minier, Ill.
  • ECO Int'l LLC, Vestal, N.Y.
  • Graycor Indus. Constructors Inc., Pekin, Ill.
  • Iworks Pers. Inc., San Antonio, Texas
  • Jason Helems, Washington, Ill.
  • John Dahl & Son Contracting LLC, Belmar, N.J.
  • Johnson's Commercial Flooring of Ohio Inc., Warrensville Heights, Ohio
  • Maplewood Beverage Packers LLC, Maplewood, N.J.
  • Nabors Drilling USA LP Rig #M53, Denton, Texas
  • PCL Constr. Inc., Ruskin, Fla.
  • Scates Main Prop. Ltd., Caseyville, Ill.
July 24, 2014
  • Severe Violator Program Begins Fifth Year; Construction, Manufacturing Dominate List
  • Obama Infrastructure Plan Should Include Vetting Bidders on Safety, Steelworkers Say
  • Directive Updates Construction, Maintenance Safety for Communications Tower Workers
  • House Democrats Ask OMB for Assistance To Slow Poultry Slaughterhouse Rulemaking
  • Share of Budget for Writing, Enforcing Federal Rules Is Increasing, Report Says
  • Chest Pains, Other Medical Conditions Drive Offshore Rig Evacuations, Study Finds
  • Bill Would Require Employee Schedule Flexibility, Extra Pay for Last-Minute Changes
  • West Virginia Chemical Leak, Dust Explosion Both Tied to Inadequate Oversight, CSB Says
  • Number of Fatalities Rises While Injury Rate Continues to Fall in Alberta, Report Says
  • Feed Maker Cited for Overloading Bins, Leading to Roof Collapse, Two Fatalities
  • Forever 21 Cited for Third Time in Seven Months, Faces Proposed Fines of $158,000
  • Whistle-Blower Advisory Panel to Meet in September
  • Webinar on Federal Nanotech Research July 31
  • EPA Extends Comment Period for Radon Proposal
  • Home Depot Fined C$112,500 for Worker's Paralysis
  • United Airlines Fined for Violations at Newark Airport
  • Grain Handler Cited for Fatal Ammonia Vapor Release
  • Injured Worker Who Didn't Wear Harness Fails in Appeal of Jury's Negligence Verdict
  • Elevator Mechanic Fired for Performance Issues, Not Injury-Related Leave, Court Says
  • Police Officer Who Exhausted Leave After Breaking Leg Lacks Firing Case, Court Says
  • Judge Won't Reverse Ruling for Former OSHA Worker
  • Fed Worker With 9/11-Related PTSD Entitled to Trial
  • Allied Oil and Supply Inc., Omaha, Neb.
  • Anchor Packaging Inc., Paragould, Ark.
  • Creative Renovations Constr. Inc., Bronx, N.Y.
  • Ed Ferry Mech. Corp., New Hyde Park, N.Y.
  • Eric A. Teal, Salem, Mass.
  • Espri Dental PC, El Paso, Texas
  • Ga. Carolina Stucco, Evans, Ga.
  • Gray Metal Prods. Inc., Avon, N.Y.
  • J.M. Wilkerson Constr. Co., Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • KS Energy Servs. LLC, Chicago, Ill.
  • Mercer Mgmt. & Dev. Inc., Hamilton, N.J.
  • Remedy Intelligent Staffing Inc., Avenel, N.J.
  • Sunrise Coop. Inc., Wakeman, Ohio
  • U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC, Roller Chain Holyoke Plant, Holyoke, Mass.
July 17, 2014
  • As Obama Pushes Middle-Class Issues, Safety Advocates Question Their Exclusion
  • House May Abandon Vote on OSHA Budget, Funding for Safety Agencies NIOSH, MSHA
  • Poultry Slaughterhouse Rule Sent to OMB For Review Despite Worker Safety Concerns
  • Temp Worker Death Prompts Senator to Ask OSHA About Regulatory, Legislative Obstacles
  • Player Safety Is Valid Bargaining Issue In Northwestern Football Case, Unions Argue
  • Chevron California Refinery Expansion Approved; Company Appeals Some Conditions
  • Samsung Cuts Ties With Chinese Supplier Due to Concerns Over Child Labor, Safety
  • Auto Parts Maker Faces $816,500 Fine After Submitting False Abatement Documentation
  • Degree of Control Is Key Factor in Status Of Independent Contractors, Official Says
  • Senate Bill Would Criminalize Intentional Concealment of Dangers From Workers
  • Vote Expected on Representing Minnesota Home Health Workers as SEIU Files Cards
  • Combustible Dust Mitigation Is Focus Of British Columbia Plan on Worker Safety
  • Texas Shipyard Faces New $305,100 Fine For Failing to Correct Cited Safety Problems
  • Eight Contractors at Construction Site In Texas Fined After Death of Worker in Fall
  • Death of Worker Who Fell 72 Feet Leads To $256,800 in Fines for Three Companies
  • USPS Sued for Accusing Worker of Terrorist Threat
  • OSHA Deadline for Silica Briefs Now Aug. 18
  • Temporary Workers Panel Meets July 28
  • Ontario Safety Blitz Targets Fall Protection
  • Coal Processor Subject to Mine Safety Law, Third Circuit Rules, Citing Dust Hazard
  • California Supreme Court Agrees to Review ‘Component Parts' Defense to Worker Suits
  • Indiana General Contractor Prevails On Negligence Claim of Paralyzed Roofer
  • Worker Injured in Fall Is Employee, Not Contractor, Oklahoma Supreme Court Holds
  • EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Bias Under PDA and ADA
  • Apache Corp., Barnhart, Texas
  • BPI Inc., McKees Rocks, Pa.
  • Charles Murdough, Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Corporate Res. Servs. Inc., Avenel, N.J.
  • CQP Bakery LLC, Lawrence, Mass.
  • Gaftek LLC, Bangor, Maine
  • Gannett Co., Atlanta, Ga.
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Salem, Mass.
  • Gunville Trucking Inc., Niagara, Wis.
  • Kessel Paving & Concrete Inc., Morrisville, Pa.
  • N&O Constr. Corp., Harwood Heights, Ill.
  • Staffmark, Avenel, N.J.
  • Structural Assocs. Inc., Fort Drum, N.Y.
  • Turner Envirologic Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla.
July 10, 2014
  • House Republicans Ask White House For ‘Immediate Change' in Leadership at the CSB
  • U.S., EU Fatality Rates Similar Despite Data Collection Differences, Study Shows
  • Workers in Dry Cleaning, Degreasing Shops Face Increased Cancer, Birth Defect Risks
  • Obama Administration's Rulemaking Failures Put Workers, Public at Risk, Watchdog Says
  • Supreme Court Ruling Could Hurt Union's Ability to Negotiate for Better Conditions
  • Democrats Say They Won't Back Trade Pact Unless It Includes Tougher Labor Protections
  • Drop in Childhood Farm Injuries Coincides With U.S. Research Effort Guided by NIOSH
  • NIOSH Seeks Input on Lockout/Tagout, Seen as Major Hazard in Food Manufacturing
  • Administration Sees Some Improvement In Bangladesh, But More Changes Needed
  • Worker Pesticide Exposure, Nanotubes Should Be IARC Priorities, Advisers Urge
  • Cost of Chemical Plant Accidents Exposes Weakness of U.S. Standards, Watchdog Says
  • Canada May Reconsider Scope of Employers' Financial Responsibility for Injury Treatment
  • Complaint About Snow Removal From Roof Leads to Citations for 17 Serious Violations
  • Fines Total $228,690 for Florida Construction Company Over Fall Protection Violations
  • Dollar Tree Hit With Third Six-Figure Fine for Improper Storage, Blocked Exits
  • Don't Tie Wellness Programs, Premiums, Public Says
  • Alberta Clarifies Survivor Benefit Eligibility Criteria
  • Labor Department, Worker's Former Employer Settle Retaliation Lawsuit for $100,000
  • Contentious Pet Food Maker Back in Court; Labor, OSHA Ask Court to Enforce Settlement
  • Law Firm Didn't Violate ADA by Firing Support Staff Worker With Lifting Restriction
  • Worker Injured in Fall Prevails on Claim That Employer Failed to Provide Safety Equipment
  • Illinois Court Allows Tort Suit for Injuries Not Compensable Under Workers' Comp
  • Residence Owner Not Necessarily Exempt From Injured Roofer's Suit, N.Y. Court Holds
  • Oil Distribution Driver Permitted to Pursue Disability, Age Bias Claims, Court Rules
  • Prof'l Grade Constr. Grp., Sec'y of Labor v., 6/26/14
  • Bilfinger Westcon Indus., Scio, Ohio
  • Clearview Constr. LLC, Washington, Ill.
  • Cuddy Roofing Co., New Stanton, Pa.
  • Dollar Tree Stores Inc., Missoula, Mont.
  • Fortune Painting Co., Wilmette, Ill.
  • Gaines Elec. Contracting Inc., Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • J.M. Haley Corp., Bronx, N.Y.
  • Lindamood Demolition Inc., College Station, Texas
  • Mesquite Constr. Corp., Daphne, Ala.
  • Pan-Oceanic Eng'g Co., Chicago, Ill.
  • Rural King, New Philadelphia, Ohio
  • Taylor Carpentry & Roofing, Geneva, N.Y.
  • Tempus Builders Inc., Evans, Ga.
  • Wormley Bros. Enters. Inc., Savannah, Ga.
July 03, 2014
  • Efforts to Improve Working Conditions ‘Hit a Plateau,' Labor Advocates Report
  • Small Power Generators, Distributors Now Exempt From Programmed Inspections
  • Safety, Health Inspection Directive for Federal Government Worksites Unchanged From 2013
  • Undocumented Workers Not Employed In Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, Study Finds
  • Federal Funding of Nanotech Research Has Yielded Significant Gains, Report Says
  • Power Line Compliance Deadline Delayed; DOL, Industry Negotiating Revisions to Rule
  • Locations of Texas Explosion Victims Confirms Issues of High-Hazard Facility Siting
  • ‘100 Percent Healed,' Essential Function Rules Are Red Flags Under ADA, Lawyers Say
  • Vapor Exposure That Sickened 11 Workers Draws Fines for Fruit Processor, Temp Agency
  • CITGO Bid for Indemnity in Complaint Against Contractor in Injury Case Allowed to Proceed
  • Undocumented Worker May Pursue Disability Bias Claim, California Supreme Court Rules
  • Worker Fired for Safety Breach Permissibly Reinstated by Arbitrator, 8th Circuit Rules
  • UPS Driver's Pregnancy Accommodation Case Accepted for Review by Supreme Court
  • Criminal Charges Over Student's Lab Death Settled
  • High Court Won't Review Attorney's Testimony Case
  • Worker Retaliation Lawsuit Settled for $12,500
  • Advance Constr. Inc., DePere, Wis.
  • Blackrock Milling LLC, Tampa, Fla.
  • C-B Gear and Mach. Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Empire Home Improvements, Clark, N.J.
  • Fortune Painting Co., Wilmette, Ill.
  • Green Sky Indus., Clifton, N.J.
  • Kobelco Stewart Bolling Inc., Hudson, Ohio
  • KWS Mfg. Co., Burleson, Texas
  • Monro Muffler and Brake Serv., Glenville, N.Y.
  • Plumbhouse Constr. LLC, Fayetteville, N.Y.
  • Scholes Elec. & Commc'ns, Bridgewater, N.J.
  • Solais Siding, Rochester, Wis.
  • Tarsco Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Texas Cutting & Coring, College Station, Texas
  • Tulip Corp., Niagara Falls, N.Y.
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