The company that runs the West Virginia mine where an explosion killed at least 25 workers frequently sidesteps hefty fines by aggressively contesting safety violations, including recent problems with the ventilation system that clears away combustible methane gas.
The West Virginia mine where at least 25 workers died Monday in an explosion was written up more than 50 times last month for safety violations.
The mine explosion in West Virginia and the tragic loss of life have shocked those who pay close attention to coal mine safety. Some had recently marked a mine safety milestone: the nation’s safest year ever.
A Hebron, N.D., woman says she has been told that the death of her husband at an oil rig site in Dunn County was “simply a fluke accident.”
OSHA Chief Dr. David Michaels testified before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections in support of a proposed law to stiffen penalties for safety and health violations.
Legislation prompted by the 2004 slaying of a social worker in Overland Park, Kan., will be signed into law this week, officials said.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating the area around a Topeka women’s prison campus because of the asbestos risk posed to the inmates and employees during the remodeling process.
Twenty-two cases of HIV in porn actors have been discovered in the last six years; that, plus a high-profile, though limited outbreak in 2004, piqued such concern that California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a branch of the Department of Labor, is now formally hearing a request from an AIDS advocacy group to require porn actors to suit up before copulating.
Representatives of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion – an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine – say building a fit-friendly culture is key to improved on-the-job health.
A 36-year-old man faces battery charges after repeatedly punching a police officer on the Northwestside of Indianapolis on Tuesday night.