Secondhand smoke is a sore topic for smoking-ban advocates and detractors alike. Recent news show that tobacco users and those opposed to smoking bans are gaining traction with an unlikely ally: science. Or are they?
Four days after a gunman shot two federal policemen near the Pentagon entrance, federal employee Sandy Ressler posted a short essay online, expressing dismay at what appeared to be an increasingly hostile climate for government workers.
The administrator of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and an attorney for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce differed sharply on the value of a bill that would mandate stiffer penalties for employers’ workplace safety violations.
OSHA’s hazard communication standard (HCS) has been in effect for more than 20 years, but it continues to be at the top of the list of most-cited standards.
In the March 17 Federal Register, OSHA published for public comment a direct final rule requiring employers to notify workers of exposures to hexavalent chromium.
First responders and construction crews toiled at dusty Ground Zero amid a sea of toxic pollutants from the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11. Now clinicians have noted these workers are twice as likely to develop asthma as the general population.
On Thursday, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to set up a committee to examine whether condoms should be required on all pornographic film shoots within the Golden State. California has run out of money, but it hasn’t yet run out of things to regulate.
OSHA has cited American Warming and Ventilating Inc., a manufacturer of louvers, dampers, and shutters, with $55,500 in proposed penalties for alleged serious and repeat violations of federal workplace safety and health standards.
A second round of lawsuits on behalf of workers and neighbors of a microwave popcorn packaging plant in Jasper, Mo., has been whittled down to 11 remaining plaintiffs, with trial dates getting set for next year in some of the cases.
An East Kingston, N.H., business owner who was found guilty of negligent homicide last month for the death of his employee is appealing his conviction to the state Supreme Court.