The Obama administration’s plan to allow oil companies to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is misguided and reckless.
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it is immediately lifting a moratorium on deepwater drilling that was imposed after the BP oil spill, as new rules are put in place that are intended to prevent another such disaster.
OSHA revealed its top-10 most-frequently violated standards for 2010 at the National Safety Council Congress in San Diego last week. It was no surprise that violations of the construction scaffolding standard led the list as it has the last few years with more than 8,000 violations, followed by more than 7,000 violations of the construction fall protection standard.
The Department of Energy has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) for five violations of DOE’s worker safety and health regulations and withheld $3.08 million in contract fee for significant failures in safety performance, including the matters associated with this enforcement action.
Hans Petersen took a deadly misstep in April while checking his work on a rooftop solar power installation atop a Northern California public housing complex. Petersen, working without a safety harness or a barrier to prevent a fall, tumbled off the pitched roof and landed three stories below on a concrete walkway.