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