Acting to restore BP PLC’s reputation in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, incoming Chief Executive Robert Dudley unveiled big changes designed to improve safety and announced the departure of the senior executive who oversaw drilling operations.
The Obama administration is set to release new rules for offshore oil drillers as it prepares to lift a ban on deepwater drilling.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday shot down a Democratic effort to pass legislation strengthening safety protections for the nation’s miners.
A bill to give up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attacks passed in the House on Wednesday after a passionate floor debate in which supporters said they were standing up for heroes.
A group of Georgian corporate executives want to make it easier for companies to freeze their ex-workers out of their industries. They are pushing an amendment to the state constitution to make it easier to enforce so-called “non-compete agreements.”
Arizona’s worker-safety program needs improvement but requires no specific federal intervention, according to an evaluation of fiscal 2009 agency performance released this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
When the Census Bureau mobilized thousands of workers to survey neighborhoods around the country, it prioritized job creation as well as outreach to historically undercounted communities. Months later, the statistics are rolling out, and so is a stream of evidence that for all the talk of a more inclusive census, the government’s hiring practices systematically discriminated against people of color.
McDonald’s denies reports it’s considering dropping health care coverage for some employees in response to a provision of the health care overhaul.
A toxicology lab in Oregon uncovered a high-end salon treatment labeled “Brazilian Blowout” that contains 10 percent formaldehyde, raising serious safety questions about extremely high levels of the potent carcinogen. The solution is used in dozens of salons nationwide that advertise the popular hair-straightening treatment.
A Bowling Green, Ohio, graphic arts company has been fined $13,600 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after inspections in April found safety violations involving a failure to properly lock out electrical equipment.