OSHA has cited Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn., where an 86-year-old patient shot a nurse three times in March, for failing to provide its employees with adequate safeguards against workplace violence. The nurse has not returned to work.
A report released today by American Bird Conservancy, America’s leading bird conservation group, shows how some of BP’s oil spill cleanup efforts are actually causing harm to birds and their habitats rather than helping them, that cleanup vessels are inadequate and operating in the wrong locations, and that deployed boom has failed to protect some important bird colonies from oil.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Justice Department, and the states of Alabama and Iowa announced that McWane Inc., a national cast iron pipe manufacturer headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., has agreed to pay $4 million to resolve more than 400 violations of federal and state environmental laws, according to an EPA press release. The settlement, filed in federal court today, covers 28 of McWane’s manufacturing facilities in 14 states and also requires the company to perform seven environmental projects valued at $9.1 million.
In recognizing Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a recent press release, is providing tips and tools to people of all ages that will protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. Overexposure to the sun can cause skin cancer and eye damage during any time of the year, regardless of skin color.
OSHA has cited Kenton Iron Products LLC with $214,500 in proposed penalties for 29 alleged serious, willful, and repeat safety and health violations for unsafe working conditions at the company's iron casting facility in Kenton, Ohio, according to an agency press release.
More than 30 registered stakeholders gathered June 29 to discuss OSHA’s proposal to issue an injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) rule, the first of two such meetings to be held in the nation’s capital, according to a report posted on the website of ORC Worldwide, a global EHS consultancy.
OSHA has cited Marc Glassman Inc., doing business as Xpect Discounts, for alleged repeat and serious safety hazards identified during OSHA inspections at four locations in North Haven, East Haven and Derby, Conn. The Cleveland, Ohio-based retailer faces a total of $140,700 in proposed fines.
The AFL-CIO’s online mobilization program sent out an email today urging grassroots support for the “Senate Pre-Recess Checklist.” Passage of four pieces of legislation was deemed critical to “get to business helping America's working men and women â€” 1) extend unemployment benefits for the millions of long-term unemployed; 2) reform Wall Street; 3) save the jobs of hundreds of thousands of teachers; and 4) provide aid to cash-strapped states to protect vital services, including nurses and firefighters, and save more than 900,000 additional jobs.”