Congress’ failure to pass a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) bill before going on vacation has put 74,000 aviation-related jobs in limbo, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood insists that air travel is still safe.
The United States and the European Union share many challenges in preventing work-related injuries and illnesses – challenges that “weaken our social fabric and our economies,” said Dr. David Michaels, in a speech earlier this month to the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is pleased to announce that the former director of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Steven Witt joined the VPPPA National Office staff on July 11, 2011.
Contractors have been told to stop work on critical airport modernization projects around the country after Congress failed to pass legislation on Friday giving the FAA the authority necessary for work to continue.
With much of the nation sweltering under record high temperatures, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis reminded employers that outdoor workers are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
After someone gave a foreman at CAM Mining LLC’s Mine No. 28 in Kentucky advance notice of an inspection, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) took the company to court and got an order prohibiting it from doing so again in the future.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that in the last two years, the Obama Administration has issued as many imminent hazard orders placing unsafe bus and truck companies out of service as in the previous 10 years combined.
State earns first “Unacceptable Response” in CSB history
July 18, 2011
Florida’s failure to adopt recommendations to provide state and municipal public workers with the same workplace protections as their private sector counterparts has been labeled an “Unacceptable Response” by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which made the recommendations.
Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk of death from any cause, and about twice the risk of death from heart attacks, according to a study published last week in the Archives of Internal Medicine.