Proposed budget cuts for federal agencies devoted to worker health and safety are being met with protests by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), which says they’ll have a negative effect on both worker safety and productivity.
Police say a construction worker was found dead, pinned in an elevator shaft after he returned to his worksite to retrieve something he’d forgotten. Stephen Simpson, 53, a Brooklyn resident, was pronounced dead Sunday after fellow workers discovered his body pinned in the shaft of the 56-story Manhattan luxury building at West 41st Street and Tenth Ave.
The SafeBuild Alliance Lean Safety Subcommittee has a vision to create a partnered work environment that fosters collaboration, relationships and diverse ideas that provide the most efficient, effective and safest work environment.
Loren Sweatt, Senior Policy Advisor for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will reportedly be named Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Pending a nomination and confirmation of an Assistant Secretary (rumored to be Scott Mugno from FedEx), Sweatt will be the OSHA’s highest official and in effect (if not in name) Acting Assistant Secretary.