Even before the nation’s transportation security officers actually get to use their new collective-bargaining rights, Republicans on Capitol Hill are working to block them.
In advance of the President’s speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the chief of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) threw two OSHA initiatives under the bus. Right after mentioning President Obama’s January 18 directive that agencies reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses, the OIRA chief boasted that they were already making great progress toward that goal. He offered four examples, and two of the four—-2 of the 4—involved initiatives to advance worker health and safety.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow renewed an effort to curb explosive industrial dusts Tuesday as such hazards continued to surface in Georgia.
The clinic that, for the last decade, had monitored the health of those working in the multibillion-dollar pornography industry abruptly shut its doors in December. Now Los Angeles has moved to fill that role.
According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis published last year, almost 60% of assaults in the workplace occurred in a health care setting. Nearly three-quarters of these assaults were by patients or residents of a health facility.
Massachusetts’ mental health commissioner has announced the creation of a task force to study the safety of mental health workers following the slaying of a counselor who worked at a Revere mental health facility.
Vietnam and the United States have a common enemy. Its name is Agent Orange. At least 4.5 million Vietnamese, and the 2.5 million Americans who served there, may have been exposed to Agent Orange. These numbers do not reflect the possible impact on future generations.
Got a few possible workplace safety violations and the inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are sniffing at your heels? Here’s a handy guide on how to avoid being ‘shamed’ by OSHA, courtesy of a few lawyers eager for retail business clients.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued willful and serious citations to NER Construction Management Inc. for exposing workers to fall, scaffolding and other hazards at a worksite at 20 Rowes Wharf in Boston, Mass.
Authorities say a baggage handler became trapped in the cargo hold of a plane set to depart from Reagan National Airport and was only freed after screaming and pounding.