The President’s oil spill commission is meeting in Washington, D.C., and it’s looking like it will recommend that the United States create a new, independent agency to oversee worker safety on offshore drilling rigs and production platforms.
The self-regulated world of football helmets collided with the federal government Thursday, as the chairwoman of the Consumer Products Safety Commission told a Senate subcommittee that the agency would “monitor and accelerate” the development of stronger standards for headgear, particularly among children.
Cal/OSHA continues to be a national leader in worker safety by implementing a new standard today to protect employees who work with diacetyl, a chemical commonly used to give food flavorings a buttery taste.
Most motorists understand the danger of texting and driving, but there’s always the “it can’t happen to me” factor. New technology puts the brakes on texting while driving.
Since the 1970 enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), workplace injuries are sharply down, but compliance remains spotty and easily-preventable deaths continue, according to a Workers Compensation Research Industry report.
The Fall River, Mass., DPW worker who slipped and fell from his trash truck and suffered a head injury Wednesday plans to be back at work Monday, officials said.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined The Home Depot Inc. $70,500 for what it called “serious and repeat violations” at a store in San Antonio, Texas.
Federal regulators have proposed fining a Nebraska biofuel company $60,000 for safety violations connected to the electrocution of a subcontracted worker at the company’s Burwell operation.