The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced in a recent press release that an administrative law judge with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission increased penalties assessed against Shelby Mining Co. from $7,684 to $10,000. The administrative law judge upheld two unwarrantable failures issued by MSHA in November 2007 regarding the coal mine operator's ventilation plan and conducting an adequate preshift examination.
Cal/OSHA investigators halted work at a roofing construction site after discovering the employer failed to provide fall protection equipment to workers who were installing roofing tiles on two and three-story apartment buildings, according to a recent press release. Citations are pending against the employer, Falcon Roofing, based out of Reno, Nevada.
Americans of all ages and income brackets continue to grow increasingly unhappy at work, a long-term trend that should be a red flag to employers, according to a report released by The Conference Board.
Congress should modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to strengthen market and public confidence in the U.S. chemical management process and reassert U.S. leadership in global chemicals policies, DuPont Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, according to a DuPont press release.
OSHA has cited Geneva Wood Fuels LLC for six alleged serious violations of workplace safety standards following an August 2009 explosion at the wood pellet manufacturing plant in Strong, Maine, according to an agency press release.
The International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (also known as the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management) is a not-for-profit professional credentialing organization that issues five safety and hazard control-related credentials.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making the most recent data available on the state of the nation’s air quality, according to an agency press release. Air pollution impacts public health, the environment, and the Earth’s climate, and understanding these impacts are important priorities for the agency. EPA regulatory actions and voluntary efforts have led to cleaner cars, industries and consumer products, which in turn have contributed to improvements in the nation's air.
The National Transportation Safety
Board adopted a study concluding that single engine
airplanes equipped with glass cockpits had no better overall
safety record than airplanes with conventional
instrumentation, reports an NTSB press release.
OSHA has cited the Allen Family Foods Inc. poultry processing facility in Harbeson for exposing workers to a variety of workplace safety hazards, according to an agency press release. Proposed penalties total $182,200.
OSHA has cited BP North American Inc. and BP-Husky Refining LLC’s refinery in Oregon, Ohio, with 42 alleged willful violations, including 39 on a per-instance basis, and 20 alleged serious violations for exposing workers to a variety of hazards including failure to provide adequate pressure relief for process units. Proposed penalties total $3,042,000.