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

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17 | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17 | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220510

US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor reminds Southwest employers that workers need protection from the dangers of heat illness | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220511

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/stop-falls-stand-down

Welder’s Anthrax: Newly Identified Health Hazard Among Employees Exposed to Welding Fumes | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

In a new journal article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, researchers have identified specific cases of  a deadly occupational disease, welder’s anthrax. According to CDC, welder’s anthrax is a bacterial infection that results in severe pneumonia.  The disease was … Continue reading Welder’s Anthrax: Newly Identified Health Hazard Among Employees Exposed to Welding Fumes | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

AFL-CIO Releases 2022 “Death on the Job” Report

Tomorrow is Workers Memorial Day — the day every year that is dedicated, in labor organizer Mother Jones’ words to “Mourn for the Dead and Fight like…AFL-CIO Releases 2022 “Death on the Job” Report

OSHA Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Hearing Starts Today

OSHA’s rulemaking hearing for a permanent standard to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 begins this morning at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be …OSHA Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Hearing Starts Today

US Department of Labor to mark Workers Memorial Day, remembering lives lost; stress the high cost of ignoring workplace safety, health standards

US Department of Labor to mark Workers Memorial Day, remembering lives lost; stress the high cost of ignoring workplace safety, health standards Online event to be broadcast live on April 28 from Washington WASHINGTON – Each year, the families and friends of fallen workers, and organizations, including the U.S. Department of Labor and its Occupational … Continue reading US Department of Labor to mark Workers Memorial Day, remembering lives lost; stress the high cost of ignoring workplace safety, health standards

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.

The Future of Unions

News reports have focused the nation's attention on labor unions in recent months. Workers have voted in favor of unionizing at a number of Starbucks stores across the country, workers voted to form a union at an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island and are now voting in other locations, workers at an Apple Store in … Continue reading The Future of Unions

OSHA Launches an Outdoor and Indoor Heat Illness National Emphasis Program – The OSHA Defense Report

By Beeta Lashkari and Eric Conn Last week, on April 12, 2022, OSHA announced that it has launched an enforcement National Emphasis Program (“NEP”) for Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards.  The Heat Illness NEP applies to both indoor and outdoor workplaces, including general industry, construction, maritime, and agriculture.  The NEP is already in effect – as of… … Continue reading OSHA Launches an Outdoor and Indoor Heat Illness National Emphasis Program – The OSHA Defense Report

Arizona OSHA is on the Chopping Block: DOL Announces Proposal to Reconsider or Revoke Approval of Arizona’s State OSHA Plan | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

By James L. Curtis, Adam R. Young, A. Scott Hecker, and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) — Read on http://www.environmentalsafetyupdate.com/osha-compliance/arizona-osha-is-on-the-chopping-block-dol-announces-proposal-to-reconsider-or-revoke-approval-of-arizonas-state-osha-plan/