Here is the text of remarks given by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to the National Mining Association Executive Board Meeting earlier today:
The BP oil spill not only affected the economy of much of the Gulf Coast, but also the health of the Gulf of Mexico. But what about the health of workers who had to clean up the mess? A new study is designed to look at just that.
Responsibility for chemical security may be shared among federal, state and local governments, as well as the private sector, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s online factsheet on that fearsomely vulnerable area of critical infrastructure. But right now they’re all epically failing us, which make us sitting ducks if there is a catastrophe.
A study of fatal plane crashes released Wednesday found that 2010 has been a deadlier year than normal in Alaska.
Faced with declining mail volume and an unsustainable business model, the USPS is asking for wage and benefit concessions for employees who enjoy better benefits than other public-sector workers.
Nearly two decades ago, I wrote about how refineries and chemical plants along the Gulf Coast avoided reporting their lost-time injuries to federal safety and health regulators.
A representative of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division of the North Carolina Department of Labor inspected High Point’s Fire Station 4 on Wednesday, Sept. 15 to investigate a complaint of safety violations, in what is apparently an escalation of a conflict between some High Point firefighters and the administration of Fire Chief David Taylor.
- Golf course worker files OSHA whistleblower charge against Southwestern Oklahoma Development Authority
On September 15, 2010, Gy Bennar, a former landscaping and maintenance worker for the public golf course at the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark (“CSIA”), filed a whistleblower retaliation charge against the Southwestern Oklahoma Development Authority (“SWODA”), which manages the course, for terminating him in violation of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (“Clean Water Act”) and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
In a settlement with the state, the Michigan City, Ind., Sanitary District agreed Wednesday to pay a former employee and whistleblower $215,000.
Phoenix Fire Department officials said a man was operating a forklift at Hendrix Recycling near Ninth Street and Broadway Road when it collided with a front loader. The forklift rolled over, trapping the driver.