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).
A worker disciplined by for reporting a work-related injury was the victim of retaliation, according to a whistleblower investigation conduction by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
There'll be some new faces around the conference table for the January meeting of OSHA's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced the appointment of five new members from the fields of medicine, acedemia and safety program development.
A new report focusing on regulatory activity at the federal level concludes that various agencies are exercising their enforcement powers much more strenuously than in recent years, and are focusing their attention on industries and workplaces where employees are at greatest risk for injury and illness.