The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a rule change to the H-2A guestworker program intended to increase wages and provide job safety protections for both U.S. and foreign workers.
Men exposed to benzene, a common industrial chemical that can be found in gasoline, paints, marking pens, rubber products and solvents, at levels close to the U.S. permissible limit are more likely to have an abnormal number of chromosomes in their sperm, researchers report in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
As some companies let these regulations slide, one Rapid City construction company makes it crucial to keep all employees safe and healthy while building commercial construction projects and custom homes in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
A 64-year-old Texas construction worker has been awarded a $1.7 million settlement by a jury, in his workplace safety lawsuit against Maxim Crane Works LP.
On Feb. 11, production worker Adam Wilson, 20, of Rochester, N.H., received severe burns and lacerations to his left forearm and wrist when his arm was caught in the blade of a 150-gallon mixer.
A fireworks company that lost four workers last summer on Ocracoke Island is appealing a $44,800 state fine.
On Wednesday, Feb.10, the Quality Surface Processing employee who was severely burned in a chemical explosion tragically passed away.
OSHA has stepped up efforts to penalize violators after the same combustible dust caused an Imperial Sugar plant explosion last year that killed 14 people.