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

Weekly Toll: Labor Day and Families Mourn

Another WV mineworker killed, falls, machinery, chemical release, drowning, shootings, vehicular incidents and woman killed when hair drags her into …Weekly Toll: Labor Day and Families Mourn

Heat: Summertime, and the Workers are Dying…

Last month, the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to the efforts of the United States to address climate change.  That was bad news for the earth …Heat: Summertime, and the Workers are Dying…

Epidemic of Trench Deaths in First Half of 2022

As we pass the midpoint of 2022, we may be headed to a new record for trench collapse fatalities. Dare we call it an epidemic of trench fatalities? …Epidemic of Trench Deaths in First Half of 2022

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Intel | Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt — Read on http://www.burnsandwilcox.com/insights/multiple-accidents-bring-boston-construction-projects-to-a-halt/

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

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat

Tampa Electric Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge in Death of 5 Workers

On June 29, 2017, five workers at Tampa Electric —  Michael McCort, 60, Christopher Irvin, 40; Frank Lee Jones, 55, Antonio Navarrete, 21, and Amando…Tampa Electric Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge in Death of 5 Workers

US Department of Labor cites Continental Tire plant for multiple safety violations after 3 workers suffer severe injuries on consecutive days | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor cites Continental Tire plant for multiple safety violations after 3 workers suffer severe injuries on consecutive days | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220513

If You Fail To Kill Your Workers the First Time Around — Try, Try Again.

I consider myself a fairly reasonable person.  True, I believe that any employer who kills one of his workers in an unprotected trench deserves jail …If You Fail To Kill Your Workers the First Time Around — Try, Try Again.

Congress Effectively Cuts OSHA Budget

The House of Representatives finally passed its FY 2022 budget late last night, only 5-1/2 months after FY 2021 ended.  Although the Senate still has…Congress Effectively Cuts OSHA Budget

US Department of Labor fines New Jersey auto parts seller $1.2M for 33 workplace safety, health violations following worker’s serious hand injury

US Department of Labor fines New Jersey auto parts seller $1.2M for 33 workplace safety, health violations following worker’s serious hand injury — Read on content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/30e1a0c