Showing a disregard for the safety of workers can get you in trouble in this country. But unfortunately, not enough trouble.
Early on June 5, 2008, a piece of steel tubing ruptured on BP PLC’s vast Atlantis oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
You’d think that more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists would know what, if any, long-term health dangers face the thousands of workers needed to clean up the Gulf of Mexico spill. You’d be wrong.
Record levels of potentially harmful chemicals have been detected by UC Irvine researchers in the air around the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) on Tuesday said newly proposed mine safety reforms — floated earlier in the day by some key Democrats — aren’t focused enough on the problems they’re intended to fix.
By law, people who work outside in the heat must be provided with shade, water and heat illness training. But critics have said the existing rules are too vague.
OSHA’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP) directive went into effect June 18th. The program targets employers who willfully and repeatedly endangering workers by exposing them to serious hazards in the workplace.
A VA hospital in St. Louis may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to diseases including HIV and hepatitis.
Porn actors and actresses Tuesday protested the possible strengthening of rules requiring condom use in adult movies at a California occupational health and safety hearing in downtown Los Angeles.
Last week, Pennsylvania roofing contractor Christopher Franc was sentenced to three years’ probation and six months’ house arrest for willful safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker, 29-year-old Carl Beck, who plunged 40 feet to his death while working on a steep roof last August. Investigators found that Franc had failed to provide any fall-protection equipment to his workers.