The presidential commission probing the BP oil spill is mulling draft findings that show major gaps in offshore regulations and industry safety practices, but also highlight the importance of domestic production to U.S. security.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of a proposed rule on lowering miners’ exposure to respirable coal dust in all underground and surface coal mines. The proposed rule is the latest element of MSHA’s “End Black Lung – Act Now” campaign.
If you’re doing too good a job keeping your injury and illnesses rates low, don’t be surprised if you get a visit from the feds. That’s the message from an industry expert.
California’s worker safety agency said on Wednesday the state’s 11 refineries did not face the hydrogen corrosion problems that led to a deadly April blast at Tesoro Corp’s refinery in Anacortes, Wash.
A comprehensive audit of Metro safety released this week found serious deficiencies in identifying and reporting hazards, acute training shortfalls, track worker safety violations and a lack of security upgrades needed to address the heightened threat of terrorist attacks.
Airline industry officials are trying to water down a safety measure in a law passed this summer by Congress that calls for airline co-pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of flying experience, the same as required of captains.
A lawsuit claiming Wynn Las Vegas doesn’t do enough to protect employees from second-hand tobacco smoke has survived an early court test, with federal Judge Lloyd George in Las Vegas denying Wynn’s motion that the case be dismissed.
- OSHA fines Postal Service $212,500 for willful safety violations, electrical hazards at Huntington facility
OSHA has cited the U.S. Postal Service for exposing workers to potential electrical hazards at its mail processing facility in Huntington, W.Va. Proposed penalties? $212,500.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has proposed that Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. pay $15,000 in penalties and improve its safety practices to settle a complaint about an April electrical explosion that injured three employees.
A 62-year-old man was crushed to death early Wednesday by a machine at the Nabisco Biscuit Co. on the Southwest Side of Chicago, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.