OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

In this issue   Hazard Communication resources available to help employers comply with new training and labeling requirements Study finds a higher rate of roof fatalities among roofers in residential construction: younger, Hispanic, racial minorities and immigrant workers also had higher rates OSHA cites Highway Technologies for 10 safety violations after worker killed on guard … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – March 1, 2013

Union Pacific Ordered to Reinstate OSHA Whistle-Blower, Pay $300,000.00

Judy Greenwald Courtesy of Business Insurance.com December 21, 2011 - 2:24pm SEATTLE—Union Pacific Railroad Co. has been ordered to reinstate a whistle-blower employee who was terminated after reporting a work-related injury and to pay him more than $300,000, according to the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific said … Continue reading Union Pacific Ordered to Reinstate OSHA Whistle-Blower, Pay $300,000.00

Union Pacific is ordered to pay more than $615,000 in whistleblower case

The Union Pacific Railroad has been found in violation of federal whistleblower protection laws and has been ordered to pay more than $615,000 in damages to three workers, including two from Kansas City. The U.S. Department of Labor said the Omaha-based railroad company wrongfully fired two of the employees and suspended one in retaliation for … Continue reading Union Pacific is ordered to pay more than $615,000 in whistleblower case