Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more OSHA again find blocked emergency exits, merchandise stored unsafely ATLANTA – Just weeks after being cited with federal safety violations, Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC have once again exposed workers to unsafe … Continue reading Penalties mount: Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the wake of increased employee mental health concerns and mass shootings across the country, employers looking to create or enhance a workplace violence program can look to the National Safety Council (NSC), which released a series of teaching materials on workplace violence. With record numbers of mass shootings to begin the year in … Continue reading National Safety Council Releases Workplace Violence Resources for Employers | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety

Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety Seeks to hold employers to greater account for safety, health failures WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new enforcement guidance to make its penalties more effective in … Continue reading Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety

Multiple Fans Injured at Slippery SoFi Stadium After LA Downpour at NCAA Football Championship

Multiple fans were injured and carried out on stretchers after slipping and falling at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California, during an NCAA championship football game on Jan. 2, according to reports. Heavy rainfall reportedly caused extremely slippery floors at the stadium, which has a hovering roof that is open on three sides, allowing sideways-blowing … Continue reading Multiple Fans Injured at Slippery SoFi Stadium After LA Downpour at NCAA Football Championship

Fatality Rates from Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Higher Among Minorities | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recent data continues to show material disparities in serious injury and fatality rates among employees of differing races or ethnicities, with African-Americans and Hispanics showing considerably higher rates. The National Safety Council has published its Injury Facts® report tracking and analyzing national data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on workplace injuries and illnesses. … Continue reading Fatality Rates from Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Higher Among Minorities | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Investigating a new classification to describe the differences between Work-As-Imagined and Work-As-Done

This brief conference study explored gaps between work-as-imagined (WAI) versus work-as-done in the field during real work tasks. Six workers at a …Investigating a new classification to describe the differences between Work-As-Imagined and Work-As-Done

US Department of Labor launches awareness effort for miners with black lung, promote testing to reduce exposures to hazardous levels of coal dust | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor launches awareness effort for miners with black lung, promote testing to reduce exposures to hazardous levels of coal dust | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/msha/msha20220929

New MSHA App Delivers Critical Information Directly to Miners | U.S. Department of Labor Blog

New MSHA App Delivers Critical Information Directly to Miners | U.S. Department of Labor Blog — Read on blog.dol.gov/2022/08/31/new-msha-app-delivers-critical-information-directly-to-miners

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance Program focuses on employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety, health WASHINGTON – To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

Safety indicators: questioning the quantitative dominance – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

This paper challenges the dominance of quantitative safety indicators in construction and argues for the addition of qualitative indicators, to better inform quantitative. First, the matter of safety vs unsafety is touched upon. It’s said that in one view safety has been defined as an absence of undesirable occurrences. This “makes it problematic to measure,… … Continue reading Safety indicators: questioning the quantitative dominance – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

HEAT.Gov – National Integrated Heat Health Information System

Heat related illnesses and death are largely preventable with proper planning, education, and action. Heat.gov serves as the premier source of heat and health information for the nation to reduce the health, economic, and infrastructural impacts of extreme heat. Heat.gov is the web portal for the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) — Read … Continue reading HEAT.Gov – National Integrated Heat Health Information System

The Employers E-Recordkeeping Coalition Submits Comprehensive Written Comments to OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Rulemaking Docket

By Eric J. Conn, Chair of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice On March 30th, OSHA published a new proposed rule to amend and dramatically …The Employers E-Recordkeeping Coalition Submits Comprehensive Written Comments to OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Rulemaking Docket