Want to hear something scary? BP has been fined by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 760 times. By contrast, oil giant ExxonMobil has been fined only once.
The pressure is mounting on BP to address worker safety issues. It was reported today that an official with the Department of Labor authored an internal memo earlier this week citing “significant deficiencies” in BP’s handling of the health issues facing cleanup workers.
Coal kills. Oil kills… And we know that coal and oil kill others than these stalwart miners and oil rig workers.
The Farm Worker Health Act, Assembly Bill 1963, authored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, successfully passed the California State Assembly yesterday.
Recognizing that even minutes of exposure to industrial exhaust can be harmful, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a stronger standard for regulating sulfur dioxide.
When the nation’s workplace safety agency fined the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts $3,675, it amounted to $12.25 for each seat at the site of a worker’s fatal fall six months ago Thursday.
A high level of nitrogen was reported at the location where a Middletown, Ohio, worker was killed and three firefighters were injured, city officials said.
While the market for retail workers continues to grow, the danger associated with one segment of that sector — the overnight convenience store clerk — became a reality for one woman this week when she was attacked in the early morning hours when she was alone in the store.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited CEC Elevator Cab Corporation, a Bronx, N.Y., manufacturer of elevator cabs, for 18 alleged violations of safety and health standards, chiefly for failing to correct hazards cited during prior OSHA inspections.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited High Liner Foods for 17 alleged violations of workplace health and safety standards at its Portsmouth, N.H.-based factory. Two of the citations were identified as willful, which OSHA defines as “committed with plain indifference to or intentional disregard for worker safety and health.”