The U.S. Coast Guard and a commercial rescue helicopter transported 13 people from a rig after a nearby oil platform caught fire, Thursday, approximately 90 miles south of Vermillion Bay at 9:19 a.m., according to a U.S. Coast Guard press release.
OSHA has been petitioned by Public Citizen, a national advocacy organization, as well as other groups and individuals, to issue regulations that would limit the work hours of resident physicians. In response to the request, the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, Dr. David Michaels, issued the following statement:
OSHA has issued citations to Kief Industries Inc., doing business as Excelsior Brass Works, a recent press release says. The citations allege the company knowingly exposed workers to lead hazards and violated federal workplace safety and health standards at its Blandon facility. Proposed penalties total $550,400.
OSHA has cited Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc. in Ariton, Ala., with safety violations for exposing workers to excavation hazards while installing a storm water sewer junction box, according to an agency press release. Penalties total $287,500.
When a recent Australian study linked time spent watching television to heart disease, headlines like “Too much TV may lead to shorter life” were common. But television watching probably isn’t to blame in itselfâ€”sitting is the more likely culprit, reports the September 2010 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter.
More than eight of ten workers â€” 85 percent â€” rank workplace safety first in importance among labor standards, even ahead of family and maternity leave, minimum wage, paid sick days, overtime pay and the right to join a union, according to a new study from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago.
OSHA announced in a press release that the agency has cited VPP Group LLC with $369,500 in proposed penalties for 38 alleged serious, willful, and other-than-serious safety and health violations at the company's meat packing facility in Norwalk.