Contractors that reap billions of dollars in federal contracts also are among the top violators of federal wage, labor, and workplace safety laws, a new investigation finds.
OSHA’s asst. secretary David Michaels is the first to admit that OSHA’s rulemaking process is broken. It takes far too long to get a new rule on the books to protects workers from known hazards that cause injuries and illnesses.
In the weeks after the worst U.S. coal-mining accident in 40 years, federal safety inspectors showed up repeatedly at a mine that snakes under the West Virginia hills: Loveridge No. 22.
In conjunction with Drive Safely Work Week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration yesterday announced an education campaign calling on employers to prevent work-related distracted driving, with a special focus on prohibiting texting while driving.
Whistleblowers protect the health and safety of working Americans by exposing unsafe conditions. They save lives. Yet some employers punish and fire whistleblowers. The federal government should protect them, but often doesn’t.
When choosing a restaurant to patronize, you usually weigh a number of factors: price, style of food, word-of-mouth recommendations, ambiance. But what about your likelihood of catching germs from an ill cook or waitress who could not take a paid sick day?
A suburban Toledo construction firm is facing as much as $135,800 in fines from federal worker safety officials for allegedly exposing its workers to trench cave-in hazards at two excavation sites in April and May.
OSHA has cited Consolidated Blenders Inc., doing business as Shoftstall Alfalfa in Odessa, Neb., with one alleged willful and 24 alleged serious violations for exposing workers to inadvertent machinery startups and other safety hazards.
AK Steel Corp. is being accused of “blatant disregard for the safety” of its workers by the OSHA area director and faces fines of $53,000 as a result.