A group of 60 scientists and independent offshore drilling experts has challenged a major conclusion by the national Oil Spill Commission, saying that BP did indeed compromise safety in the name of profits when it made certain decisions that precipitated the disastrous BP oil well blowout in April.
Despite its claims that its safety record was “average,” no U.S. coal company had a worse fatality record than Massey Energy Co., even before an explosion at its Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia killed 29 on April 5, according to an analysis by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.
The U.S. Postal Service’s South Bay mail processing facility is facing $220,000 in federal fines for 16 alleged violations that showed a “blatant disregard,” for worker safety, federal officials said last week.
As we huddle around our Thanksgiving dinner tables, reflecting on the bounty of our nation, recently elected US Sen. Joe Manchin will have the choice to either break bread with West Virginia coal miners or dine at the table of the faltering and violation-ridden Richmond-based Massey Energy company.
Inhaling coal mine dust causes black lung, and now the public is invited to hearings about new standards meant to reduce miner’s exposure to coal dust. The MSHA will hold six public hearings from December through January. Members of the public may speak at the hearings. Members of the public do not have to register to speak, and may submit comments in other ways.
The Bull Mountain Mine near Roundup will respond to a recent safety warning from federal regulators with a plan to address issues raised, a mine official said last week.
With the emergence of social media, workplace conversations that used to take place near the water cooler have shifted to the Internet. More people are using platforms like Twitter and Facebook to vent frustrations about their jobs, and several labor cases have emerged recently where individuals have been punished for comments posted online.
Laboratory tests revealed the straightening solution in Brazilian Blowout contained dangerously high levels of the chemical formaldehyde, which can cause respiratory problems, skin reactions, headaches and more. Here’s a closer look at the risks to salon workers and their clients if hair-straightening products do indeed contain formaldehyde.
An Oregon State Hospital security employee sustained facial fractures and a broken ankle when he was attacked by a jail inmate undergoing a mental evaluation at the new hospital in Salem.
More than three months after a worker was crushed and killed by a lawn mower, the city is conducting its second investigation — this time by the Lincoln Police Department.