Elise Stefanik and the Republican War on Workers

New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is a piece of work. This comes as no surprise to anyone who follows American politics. Earlier in …Elise Stefanik and the Republican War on Workers

OSHA Acts on Workplace Violence in Retail and Transportation

Most of the regulatory attention on workplace violence focuses on healthcare and social service workers. And for good reason. There are relatively …OSHA Acts on Workplace Violence in Retail and Transportation

A Deep Dive Into Periodic Lockout/Tagout Inspections

On August 17, 2022, Aaron R. Gelb and special guest, Tabitha Thompson, presented a webinar regarding A Deep Dive Into Periodic Lockout/Tagout …A Deep Dive Into Periodic Lockout/Tagout Inspections

Relationship between minor and major accidents – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

I think it’s safe to say there’s differing opinions on the relationships between hazards & minor/major precursors & events. In one stream, a delineation is drawn for process vs personal indicators & hazards; nicely articulated by Andrew Hopkins discussing the BP Texas City disaster – where BP was largely relying on injury metrics over process… … Continue reading Relationship between minor and major accidents – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Last week: Workers electrocuted, died of heat exposure and crushed by bulldozer, under machinery, and beneath a collapsed bridge. Falls from grain …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

John Froines: 1939-2022

Sad days. John Froines died last week at age 83. He had had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Froines was best known to Americans of a certain…John Froines: 1939-2022

Weekly Toll: Killed at Work Last Week

Last week: Three more trench deaths and two workers killed in separate Oklahoma oil drilling incidents. Another worker missing for a month found to …Weekly Toll: Killed at Work Last Week

US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead

US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its standards for occupational exposure to lead. Recent medical research on workplace lead exposure … Continue reading US Department of Labor begins rulemaking process to revise standards for occupational exposure to lead

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 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

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

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