Recent investigations total more than $1M in penalties; $3.6M proposed penalties since 2016
March 3, 2022
A series of federal workplace safety and health inspections at four Dollar General stores in Alabama and Georgia in the summer of 2021 found the nationwide discount retailer’s long history of exposing employees to dangerous working conditions continues.
A federal investigation into fatal injuries suffered by an 86-year-old worker at a Henderson sawmill and pallet manufacturer found the company exposed workers to hazardous energy sources and lack of machine guarding.
Federal agencies propose changes to regulations meant to avoid trucker fatigue and silica exposure; napping at work becomes more popular and researchers uncover a link between insomnia and heart disease. These were among the top occupational safety and health stories featured on ISHN.com this week.