A national builders association is accusing OSHA of hiding citation penalty and construction enforcement changes in a federal bill for the mining industry.
The Austin City Council today will delve into regulating working conditions in the construction industry as it considers an apparently groundbreaking ordinance requiring employers to give their employees regular rest breaks.
California’s workplace-safety board is expected to decide in mid-August on a permanent version of its workplace rules for managing heat stress.
Federal officials are using fatality statistics to back up the first changes to crane and derrick rules since they were created 40 years ago.
Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not consider a plea deal in the case against the owner and two supervisors of dismantled Merced Farm Labor, the company that employed a 17-year-old pregnant farm worker who died of heat stroke in 2008.
As more workers get exposed on the job to tiny new nanomaterials with unknown medical risks, government watchdogs are looking at ways to keep tabs on their health. One solution may lie in the breath.
Southern Electric of Tampa Inc. has been fined $6,400 for two OSHA violations that led to the death of a Lakeland, Fla., electrician last year.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Marcum Transport for more than two dozen safety violations at its Verdunville, W. Va., operation.
Federal labor officials say preliminary investigations show a grain bin accident in northwestern Illinois that left two people dead and a third hospitalized was “very preventable.”
Part of the Horsehead Zinc Plant near Monaca, Pa., will likely be shut down for several months while investigators try to find the cause of last week’s deadly explosion.