Upon reaching shore, workers rescued from last month’s oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico were asked to sign a form stating they hadn’t been injured and didn’t witness the accident.
Lawsuits are already being prepared alleging harm to people who are living near or working to clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana.
In a burst of rule-making, federal agencies have toughened or proposed new standards to protect Americans from tainted eggs, safeguard construction workers from crane accidents, prevent injuries from baby walkers and even protect polar bears from extinction.
A solid piece that was buried in The New York Times today takes a look at the Obama administration’s enactment (or proposal of) tougher worker safety and consumer protection standards across a host of federal agencies.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an alliance with the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago as part of an effort to provide Mexican nationals in Illinois and Wisconsin with access to education and training resources that promote workers’ rights and protect health and safety in the workplace.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is preparing to finalize regulations that will require employers to list work-related musculoskeletal disorders separately from other conditions on the agency’s 300 Injury and Illness Log.
Asservice workers go, hotel employees — and especially housekeepers — have higher rates of on-the-job injuries, according to a report last year in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
Blowing the whistle on drugmakers is becoming a habit for a salesman and a psychiatrist splitting a $45 million award after AstraZeneca Plc settled claims of illegally marketing a schizophrenia drug.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Farmington elevator company, stemming from an incident where a man was trapped in a corn silo for eight hours.
The workers were overcome by carbon monoxide while conducting sandblasting operations.