The Obama administration said Monday that it would require significantly more environmental review before approving new offshore drilling permits, ending a practice in which government regulators essentially rubber-stamped potentially hazardous deepwater projects like BP’s out-of-control well.
The sponsor of an off-road race in Southern California’s Mojave desert that resulted in tragedy, killing eight spectators, violated a safety requirement in its federal permit to keep spectators 50 feet away from the racing vehicles.
Representatives from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment traveled to Atlanta this week for a sitdown with a top official of the federal agency investigating the February death of a killer-whale trainer at SeaWorld Orlando.
After decades of asbestos related illnesses and tens of thousands of deaths from mesothelioma, an official with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says plans are in the works to ban the substance in the United States by the year 2020.
Outdoor workers may get new protection from the heat, according to safety rules under consideration for revision by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency scheduled an Aug. 19 meeting in Sacramento to review modifications to its heat regulations.
Modern Oil Co., which operates about 30 Kwick Stop Convenience Stores in the Shawnee, Okla., area, has been accused by the U.S. Department of Labor of illegally firing an employee who complained about workplace safety issues last year.
OSHA has proposed penalties of $374,500 against Cooperative Plus Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative, for federal workplace safety violations at its Whitewater and Genoa City, Wis., sites. These penalties follow $721,000 in penalties issued Aug. 4 after a worker was seriously injured from being engulfed by soybeans at the cooperative’s Burlington, Wis., facility in February.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday that his has cited the U.S. Postal Service with three alleged willful and six alleged serious violations at its Dayton processing center.
The company responsible for last month’s oil spill near Marshall, Mich., was ordered Tuesday to pay a $2.4-million fine for a 2007 crude oil spill from a pipeline in Minnesota that ignited, killing two workers.
Street maintenance worker Eric Kohles, 37, was hospitalized Monday after the mower he was driving near 56th and Seward streets in Lincoln, Neb., tipped and rolled on top of him.