As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issues warnings for Californians to beware of sizzling heat, Cal-OSHA is already investigating five worker deaths since June as possibly related to heat exposure.
Democrats hoping to bolster the nation’s mine safety rules this year are showing dramatically different degrees of urgency.
Offshore oil and gas has always been a dangerous and dirty business, but Louisiana has always welcomed it like no other state.
The House of Representatives’ Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommitee on Friday voted to establish OSHA regulations on natural gas plant procedures as a direct result of the deadly plant explosion in Middletown, Conn., in February.
In the end-of-session frenzy, New York state legislators are also taking far more positive action: raising workplace standards for some of the state’s most exploited workers, many of whom (no surprise) live and work in New York City.
OSHA has joined the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) and the Pennsylvania/OSHA Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to promote workplace safety and health for oilfield workers.
Close to 9,000 Pennsylvania companies have state-certified workplace safety committees that aim to promote safer work environments. The committees can also help their employers earn a 5 percent discount on workers’ compensation insurance premiums. But whether safety committees actually keep businesses safer is tough to track, according to a study by think tank Rand Corp.
A new study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer cites 20 possible cancer sources several of which include metals.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency responsible for protecting the safety and health of American workers, has been headed since December 9, 2009, by a public health expert, Dr. David Michaels, PhD, who has devoted his career to issues of public and occupational health.
A Carthage, Mo., man died after he was injured in an accident at the explosives waste incinerator at the former Atlas explosives property on County Road 180 west of Carthage.