The maker of Slim Jim has settled with the Labor Department after an investigation revealed multiple violations at the plant, which exploded June 9, 2009.
Rhode Island Gov. Carcieri has proposed cost-saving measures that would abolish minimum-staffing requirements, require higher employee health insurance co-shares and change the rules on employee pensions.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has made “aggressive moves to boost enforcement and crack down on businesses that violate workplace safety rules” during her first year in the post.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has responded to a report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about the underreporting of workplace injuries and illnesses and OSHA’s audit process, which identified a number of factors that may contribute to inaccuracy of employer injury and illness records and problems with the audits that OSHA conducts to ensure accuracy.
Manitowoc Crane Group is investigating the cause of a Jan. 4 accident that led to the death of a 41-year-old Chambersburg, Pa., man, after he fell from a crane while working. Representatives from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration visited the site to investigate, as well.
Some HUD employees claim that their office is giving them respiratory problems, but HUD management insists that the building has been tested and has acceptable air and water quality.
The city of Danville, Ill., says it will not apply for a grant issued by FEMA to rehire six firefighters.
Federal investigators are investigating a hydrogen sulfide leak at a natural gas-processing plant in northeast Texas that killed one worker and injured another.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Lawrence Park Township police are investigating the death of a 46-year-old crane operator, who was crushed to death by a locomotive part at a GE plant.
Federal safety officials fined a Camden, N.J., chocolate plant yesterday for safety violations after the death of a factory worker who fell into a vat of chocolate last summer.
Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old student in Washington state who had been participating in the Job Corps program. He was crushed by a tractor he was working on at Yakama Forest Products last week.
A six-month worker safety study investigated California OSHA’s adequacy. Critics say that the agency is understaffed, overwhelmed and jeopardizes the safety California’s 16 million workers – and that the situation has only gotten worse during the Schwarzenegger administration.
An activist group will file health complaints against the porn industry in Miami for failure to use condoms in films.
Among the top 10 public safety stories in Lodi, Calif., was the May 2008 death of a 17-year-old farm worker, who died from heat stroke.