Jury: Employer Illegally Retaliated Against Undocumented Worker.

There is some good news this week for the rights of undocumented workers. Over five years ago, in May 2017, I wrote about a worker, Jose Martin Paz …Jury: Employer Illegally Retaliated Against Undocumented Worker.

OSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda: Meh!

The White House has released its Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda and I’m not jumping for joy. At this rate, it is unlikely that, aside from a COVID-19 …OSHA’s Spring Regulatory Agenda: Meh!

Are we missing the near misses in the OR?—underreporting of safety incidents in pediatric surgery

ABSTRACT Background Electronic hospital variance reporting systems used to report near misses and adverse events are plagued by underreporting. The …Are we missing the near misses in the OR?—underreporting of safety incidents in pediatric surgery

OSHA’S Top Regulatory Priorities… Other than COVID-19

By Eric J. Conn, Chair, Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice In the June/July issue of Tank Storage Magazine, Eric J. Conn, Founding Partner …OSHA’S Top Regulatory Priorities… Other than COVID-19

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Last week: Three killed in trench collapses, Ohio public employee (with no OSHA coverage) dies in wastewater treatment plant, firefighter crushed in …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

2 Killed in Trench Collapse Should Still be Alive

Two construction workers were killed in a trench collapse Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota. The workers were identified as Bob Brandtjen and 66 year old…2 Killed in Trench Collapse Should Still be Alive

IRS increases vehicle mileage rate for remainder of 2022 | Internal Revenue Service

IR-2022-124, June 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. — Read on http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-increases-mileage-rate-for-remainder-of-2022

Life and Death on the Power Plant Lake

Revised 6/18/2022 Originally posted on August 18, 2012: I have just finished watching the movie “Godfather II” with my son.  Toward the end of the …Life and Death on the Power Plant Lake

Heat Illness – Case Studies | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The following heat-related case studies are the result of from OSHA enforcement investigations. Some identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of workers and employers — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat-exposure/case-studies

US Department of Labor announces $11.7M funding availability of Susan Harwood Training grants for workplace safety, health hazards training

US Department of Labor announces $11.7M funding availability of Susan Harwood Training grants for workplace safety, health hazards training WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces $11.7M funding availability of Susan Harwood Training grants for workplace safety, health hazards training

Back Forty: How to protect farmworkers from heat-related kidney disease | Food and Environment Reporting Network

Back Forty will bring you periodic reviews, interviews and reporter insights about the stories they wrote. You can subscribe here or below. — Read on thefern.org/blog_posts/back-forty-how-to-protect-farmworkers-from-heat-related-kidney-disease/

Angel of Death Passes by the Precipitator Door

Revised 6/12/2022 Originally published on May 25, 2012: Either this was the luckiest day of my life, or a day where stupidity seemed to be my natural…Angel of Death Passes by the Precipitator Door