Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY) called on Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, in a letter, to commit to a collaborative approach in enforcing the goals of achieving worker safety without inhibiting small business job creation.
After decades of dysfunction, OSHA is poised to do something about their badly outdated rules for occupational exposures to chemical hazards. Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to chemicals every day at work… yet most standards for chemicals on OSHA’s books date back more than 40 years.
- OSHA fines Postal Service $287,000 for willful safety violations, electrical hazards at Bluefield facility
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration just announced it has fined the Postal Service $287,000 for alleged safety violations at a mail processing facility in Bluefield, W.Va.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Precision Production Inc., a manufacturer of fabricated components in Cleveland, with 15 alleged safety violations. The company faces penalties totaling $149,250.
Washington state has fined Harborview Medical Center more than $13,000 for serious worker safety violations, saying the hospital has left its security guards ill-equipped to deal with dangers ranging from violent citizens to explosives.
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a court complaint against a local man in connection with multiple alleged workplace safety violations at a granite quarry he owns and operates on Track Road in Sullivan, Maine.
A tree trimmer was killed in a freak accident in Concord, Calif., when a rope to which he was attached became entangled in a wood chipper, authorities said Tuesday.