The Obama administration is drafting new offshore worker-safety rules using input from the oil industry but not its own workplace safety experts, a senior Interior Department official told House lawmakers Wednesday.
A review by the Department of Labor has found that federal mine safety regulators may have improperly excluded more than 10 coal mines with a recent history of safety and health violations from inspections.
BP PLC has applied 272,000 gallons of dispersants to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in the four weeks since U.S. EPA directed the company to stop using the chemicals, except “in rare cases” when other approaches to fighting the ongoing oil leak proved unworkable, according to government records.
Rep. Diana DeGette and the natural gas industry are actively negotiating a plan to require public disclosure of the sometimes toxic chemicals that drillers use to flush gas out of the ground, according to sources on both sides of the talks.
The Florida Department of Health has begun an investigation of ‘sanitary nuisance’ health complaints filed with the Department by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) over the lack of use of condoms in films produced by Florida’s fast growing adult film industry.
U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein yesterday approved a settlement to compensate 10,000 workers who claim illnesses from rescue, recovery and debris removal after the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack.
An Austin, Texas, public transit agency spent more than $61,000 in legal fees fighting a $500 Occupational Health and Safety Administration fine, observers say.
Emergency crews dug out a construction worker who was trapped in a trench after it collapsed this afternoon, authorities said.
Less than 90 minutes into opening day of the Sonoma-Marin, Calif., Fair Wednesday, a carnival worker’s leg was severed when he walked into the path of a moving roller coaster filled with young children.
Two employees of NSTAR were injured this afternoon as the result of some type of explosion at the utility’s Charlestown facility, according to Boston police.