In light of the recent blizzard and in anticipation of more winter storms, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a reminder to workers, employers and the general public of the hazards associated with snow removal and recovery work.
Want a sneak peek at rules that federal regulatory agencies are planning to pass in 2011? Just go online. Officials at seven U.S. Department of Labor agencies will discuss their upcoming regulatory agenda in live web chats and one conference call during the first week of January, according to an OSHA media advisory.
A Kansas grain company has been cited by OSHA, following the death of a worker who was killed after falling through an unguarded access hole in a grain bin. The Weskan, Kansas-based CHS Inc., doing business as United Plains Ag, received one willful and one serious citation, along with $75,000 in fines.
Prevention programs, mine safety and protecting healthcare workers from infectious diseases will be on the U.S. Department of Labor’s fall regulatory agenda, which has just been published by the Federal Register.
Although Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) indicated that the natural gas pipeline that ruptured earlier this year in California, killing eight people, was made of seamless steel pipe, an NTSB investigation has found otherwise.
To meet their goal of lowering health care costs, worksite health promotion programs must be well implemented and have strong management support, reports the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).