Biden plan puts chemical industry’s feet to the fire – POLITICO

The Biden administration laid out a sweeping strategy on Monday for grappling with widespread contamination from toxic “forever chemicals” that aims to stop future contamination at its source. The roadmap for dealing with the chemicals, known as PFAS, represents a marked contrast from that of the Trump administration, which struggled to reassure communities and legislators … Continue reading Biden plan puts chemical industry’s feet to the fire – POLITICO

Weekly Toll: Those Who Didn’t Come Home

This is a weekly list of some workers killed on the job over the past week.  This is the first time I’ve compiled this list in over two years and I …Weekly Toll: Those Who Didn’t Come Home

Public Employees: Still Second-Class Citizens After 51 Years

When I walked into my new job at AFSCME on November 1, 1982, I was immediately given the workplace safety and health portfolio for the giant public-…Public Employees: Still Second-Class Citizens After 51 Years

Everything You Need to Know about OSHA’s New Vaccine/Testing Rule*

How will a small agency like OSHA enforce such a wide-ranging COVID-19 health standard?Everything You Need to Know about OSHA’s New Vaccine/Testing Rule*

Confined Space is Back

I’m back. Yet again. For the third time. It’s almost Halloween. The Dodgers are poised to win the World Series — again.  I’ve been retired for almost…Confined Space is Back

Fed OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard At OMB for Approval

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force On September 9th, President Biden announced that he was directing OSHA to issue a new Emergency Temporary …Fed OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard At OMB for Approval

Accident or Incident? Explaining Aircraft Damage Assessment

By Mike Hodges, Air Safety Investigator, and Clint Crookshanks, Aerospace Engineer (Structures) When an aircraft crashes, National Transportation …Accident or Incident? Explaining Aircraft Damage Assessment

Tootsie Roll fined after machine cuts off part of worker’s finger

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal agency has recommended that Tootsie Roll Industries pay more than $136,000 in fines after a machine at its Chicago plant cut…Tootsie Roll fined after machine cuts off part of worker’s finger

Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California underwater oil pipeline was likely struck by an anchor several months to a year before a leak …Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

California Adds Increased Meal/Rest Period and Workplace Safety Protections for Warehouse Employees Subject to Production Quotas

By Ashley D. Mitchell On September 22, 2021, California became even more labor friendly when Governor Newsom signed AB 701 which adds additional …California Adds Increased Meal/Rest Period and Workplace Safety Protections for Warehouse Employees Subject to Production Quotas