- Northwest repeatedly violated safety standards while aviation officials looked the other way, report says
Federal Aviation Administration officials failed to hold Northwest Airlines accountable for what may have been more than 1,000 safety violations committed over more than a decade, a government report says.
When Louisiana residents ask marine toxicologist and community activist Riki Ott what she would do if she lived in the Gulf with children, she tells them she would leave immediately.
- U.S. Sen. Harkin: Confidential transocean report underscores worker fears in dangerous workplaces; need for strong whistleblower protections
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) issued the following statement today in response to news reports that a confidential report commissioned by Transocean showed workers were concerned about safety at the Deepwater Horizon rig in the weeks prior to the explosion.
BP Plc and U.S. oil companies have a pattern of safety violations, recording 26 deaths, 21 fires and 33 injuries in the past three months at refineries, Democratic Senator Patty Murray said yesterday.
Minnesota Associated Builders and Contractors chapter signed onto a letter July 20 expressing opposition to provisions in the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 (H.R. 5663) in advance of a markup of the bill.
If you are one of the 133 million American grappling with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or heart disease, where do you turn for help managing your condition? Your employer may seem like an unlikely choice.
A farmer’s employee was in the field planting when he died, apparently of natural causes such as a heart attack or stroke while on the job. Does the farmer have to notify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? It depends.
Many years ago when Mindy Hixon started working in the family trucking business in Carbon County, she realized safety wasn’t a top priority.
Brig. Gen. John Cooper, who commanded the 309th Maintenance Wing at Hill Air Force Base during a turbulent period which included a rash of worker suicides, has accepted assignment as director of logistics, installations and mission support at the U.S. Air Force’s European headquarters in Germany.
Officials at a zinc plant said Friday that the refinery portion of the western Pennsylvania operation remained closed while company and federal investigators tried to determine the cause of an explosion that killed two workers.