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Reinstatement ordered for trucker fired for refusing to drive unsafe truck

Vehicle had inadequate tire tread
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An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an OSHA investigation.


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Senator asks OSHA about temp worker buried alive in sugar

By Michael Grabell
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The head of the U.S. Senate's workplace safety subcommittee has asked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to explain its handling of the death a temp worker who suffocated under a pile of sugar at a Pennsylvania plant. The details of OSHA's investigation were reported Sunday by ProPublica and Univision.


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Weekly news round-up

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A fatal forklift accident, the health implications of housing conditions and climate change and arc flash myths were among this week’s top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com.


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OSHA is reactive; EHS pros are proactive

Comments posted by an ISHN reader in response to a web article on state and federal OSHA resource problems

The vast majority of employers DO do the “right thing” and OSHA and our workforce would best served if they focused on the bad apples (especially those hiring illegal aliens who do not know anything about safety).


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Puny ole OSHA? No for me…

By Tom Lawrence CSP, P.E.

OSHA may be “puny” relative to other government agencies but it is far from puny for its regulated community jurisdiction, particularly, for safety professionals and our employers, when the leadership of OSHA is all about radical left wing political agenda.


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Goodbye to an OSHA champion, and his era of idealism

By Dave Johnson

Last week the Politico Playbook daily newsletter noted the coming retirement of Rep. George Miller (D-CA) by saying the 40-year veteran of Congress was one of the last of the Democratic “Watergate babies”… “part of a post-Vietnam 70s generation filled with moral certitude.”


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Public right to know and occupational safety and health in the 21st century

By Gary Rosenblum, CIH, ARM

Occupational safety regulation needs to emerge from the 19th century concept that employers have to right to privately injure employees, and instead use the sunshine of modern public transparency to spotlight employer’s risk based safety performance.


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OSHA and the MSHA are back in business, a PSM case study in India and construction safety in NYC were among the EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week:


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Fatal crane accident at Ark. nuke power plant leads to 26 citations

Four companies involved
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Four Arkansas companies have been cited by OSHA as a result of a crane collapse in March that killed one worker and injured eight others. OSHA cited Precision Surveillance Corp., Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., Siemens Power Generation Inc. and Entergy Operations Inc. for 26 safety violations after one Precision Surveillance worker was fatally injured when a crane collapsed at the Arkansas Nuclear One Power Plant.


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Safety whistleblowers sued by employer

OSHA orders “retaliatory” lawsuit withdrawn
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OSHA has ordered Palumbo Trucking Inc. of North Branford, Conn., and owner David Palumbo to withdraw a retaliatory lawsuit filed against two former workers of the commercial motor carrier who raised safety concerns, pay them $60,000 in damages and take other corrective actions.


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