With the end of winter nowhere in sight -- and transportation still the leading cause of on-the-job deaths in the U.S. -- the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is offering tips for safely navigating treacherous road conditions.
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a $45,000 settlement agreement with Westfield, Mass.-based U.S. Navy contractor NWS Corp. after finding that the company wrongfully terminated an employee working at San Diego, CA-area naval installations.
When an alert OSHA inspector en route to his office last November spotted what looked like fall hazards at a Massachusetts worksite, he stopped and opened an inspection “on the spot,” according to the agency.
The death of a lineman electrocuted while repairing a 7,200-volt power line near Winter, Wisconsin sparked an OHSA investigation that resulted in fines and citations against North Central Power Co., Inc.
In a letter to The Wall Street Journal, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) President Michael T. Brandt said that investing in workplace safety affected the bottom line in a positive way, pointing to lower worker compensation costs and increased productivity,
Congress is scheduled today to begin a hearing over whether the 35-year-old law that governs federal chemicals policy is ready for an update. Experts from private industry, the public sector, academia and environmental groups are expected to testify.
In a move that will sharply reduce BP’s U.S. refining capacity, the company announced recently that it plans to sell its Texas City, Texas and Los Angeles area refineries, along with its associated integrated marketing business in southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration is seeking changes that would give it more enforcement power to use at mines with a history of violating safety and health standards.