“The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

We’re all, hopefully in a festive mood this time of year, so don’t let some safety mishaps ruin your Holiday Season! From Christmas trees and lights to candles, ladders, and holiday cheer, there are safety hazards everywhere this time of year. Taking a few safety precautions can keep the fire department away, allowing you to … Continue reading “The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

Good news! According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 (also known as the year of COVID) was a great year for worker safety. According to the 2020 …Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

Weekly Toll: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. That’s almost 100 every week.  Ten times…Weekly Toll: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Multiple workers are trapped at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, following a massive structural collapse Friday …Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

By Ashley D. Mitchell Published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021, the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing…Employment Law Implications of the OSHA ETS: Medical and Religious Accommodation Requests

Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have set a Congressional Review Act vote this afternoon on repealing the Vax-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard …Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

This week: Mining incident, falls, machinery, shootings, forklifts, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

In politics, bad news always comes late Friday afternoon. And the whole vaccine/test requirement issue is no exception to that timing. And it’s …Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

Undocumented Workers Deserve Safe Workplaces: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not distinguish between American citizens and …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

Weekly Toll: Workers Lose Their Lives as Holidays Approach

This week: Confined space, machinery deaths,  shootings, stabbings, forklifts, electrocution, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed …Weekly Toll: Workers Lose Their Lives as Holidays Approach

An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources

https://youtu.be/Z1I6g6kn7io Thank you for your interest in our November 18th webinar: An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources. A recording of the webinar is above, and a PDF of the slides can be downloaded here.Learn more about OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program at https://www.osha.gov/consultation, and find your state or local consultation office at https://www.osha.gov/consultation/directory-text. Process and Benefits Small Business Success Stories … Continue reading An Overview of OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and Compliance Assistance Resources

When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?

Those of you who have been following the various iterations of this blog since I first started in 2003 know there are a few things that make me …When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?