OSHA has ordered the Union Pacific Railroad Co., headquartered in Omaha, Neb., to immediately reinstate an employee to his former position with the same pay and benefits, and to pay the employee more than $200,000, representing back wages, compensatory damages, attorney's fees and punitive damages.
OSHA has cited five companies for serious safety and health violations following a combustible dust flash fire that released hydrogen sulfide at the Eustace Gas Processing Plant in Eustace and hospitalized five workers.
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the American Psychology Association has released the following interview with Vivian B. Faden, PhD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Office of Science Policy and Communications (OSPC) and associate director of Behavioral Research, in Bethesda, Md.
Following several recent fatal pipeline accidents, including one that killed five people in Allentown, PA, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood called upon U.S. pipeline owners and operators to conduct a comprehensive review of their oil and gas pipelines to identify areas of high risk and accelerate critical repair and replacement work.
The recent flurry of highly publicized cases of young athletes dying suddenly on the playing field has prompted Johns Hopkins Children’s Center cardiologists to discuss the medical significance of a child’s sudden death for the rest of the family.
In a letter sent to U.S. hospitals last week, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and The Joint Commission reminded hospital and health care employers that hazardous drugs such as antineoplastic drugs can pose serious job-related health risks to workers if proper precautions are not used in handling the drugs.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Wednesday announced the availability of an online service that enables mine operators, miners and others to monitor a mining operation to determine if it could be subject to a potential pattern of violations.