Sen. Patty Murray blasted BP on Thursday for failing to attend her subcommittee’s hearing on oil and gas worker safety.
BP’s plan to protect workers fighting the massive oil spill in the Gulf, which the Coast Guard approved on May 25, exposes them to higher levels of toxic chemicals than generally accepted practices permit.
Workplace inspectors are monitoring BP Plc’s cleanup of oil from Gulf Coast shores for signs of “sloppiness” that would expose workers to hazards, the head of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.
U.S. Senators called for stronger safety measures in the oil and gas industry in the wake of a series of accidents in recent months in a hearing Thursday morning.
U.S. oil companies are failing to comply with federal standards for workers’ safety at refineries, a federal regulator told a Senate hearing called in response to the explosion of a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig leased by BP Plc.
The Defense Department is unable to track what prescription medications soldiers are consuming, including antipsychotic drugs and psychotropic drugs like antidepressants, according to a report released by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Despite finding over a dozen serious safety violations at Massey Energy’s Tiller No. 1 Mine, an administrative judge yesterday ruled against the Labor Department’s attempt to stop production at the mine.
Lawyers for the city and about 10,000 rescue and cleanup workers at ground zero have renegotiated a new settlement under which the city’s insurer kicks in more money and the plaintiffs’ lawyers reduce their legal fees to give the workers more money than the original agreement called for.
The owners of a South Toledo landmark theater and a Cincinnati industrial giant have been fined separately by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged safety violations found during inspections in April.
A Toledo firm that applies coatings to parts for use by the auto industry has been fined $52,250 by federal regulators following a five-month inspection that found safety violations at its plant in Rossford.