A recent proposal by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would endanger workers by reducing the amount of information on chemical hazards provided to them, according to several public interest groups.
The House bill, the Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAWA), would update civil and criminal penalties and provide enhanced protection to workers who report unsafe working conditions.
Late last fall, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration added a sobering news feed to its homepage: a rotating list of updates on recent worker fatalities.
According to asbestos.com, there have been several studies that have suggested a connection between lymphoma and exposure to asbestos, but it also says that no studies have produced conclusive evidence of a connection.
The Obama administration made a major announcement about their plans concerning fighting black lung disease during yesterday’s Coal Act anniversary celebration.
Walt Disney World released new investigatory findings and requested a jury trial on Monday, March 22, 2010, in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the renowned theme park two months ago.
Eva Rowe’s settlement with BP in the deaths of her parents provided scholarships to high school students in her Louisiana hometown, improved the training of doctors and nurses who work with burn victims, created a first-of-its kind process safety training program and enhanced the process safety education at one of the country’s premier industry training centers.
OSHA’s Harrisburg, Penn., office is investigating a workplace accident at Swope’s Salvage and Recycling in Washington Township, where a Dover man was badly burned while working earlier this month.
A tragic two-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle resulted in the death of a motorist on Sunday, March 21.
Middletown, Conn., police say a man has been critically injured after being pinned under a forklift.