Congresswoman and Eva Longoria partner to help children in the fields
There’s a new push to reform child labor laws in America’s fields, where an estimated 400,000 children work. Actress Eva Longoria and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) announced a new effort to change child labor laws for farm workers at a press conference June 16 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
New rules: The NLRB and OLMS give labor law a long-overdue makeover
The Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS), a division of the Labor Department, issued a proposed rule change expanding the range of activities that trigger the reporting requirements when employers hire external consultants to dissuade employees from forming a union. The current rule has enabled employers to evade with ease the law’s minimal financial reporting requirements.
Will you be required to keep OSHA 300 logs?
Many businesses across the U.S. are well-acquainted with OSHA Form 300 logs, reports generated on a monthly (300) and annual (300A) basis that list all work-related injuries and illnesses. While hundreds of thousands of businesses are currently bound to report, there is a long list of industries that have been exempt from reporting. But all that is poised to change.
Air Line Pilots Association calls on new airline pilot rest rules
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), submitted supplemental comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging the regulator to dismiss groundless stall tactics by some in industry and issue the flight and duty time regulations and minimum rest requirements for airline pilots that are urgently needed to ensure the safety of air transportation.
Despite years of worker deaths, explosive dust rules don’t exist
Already considered one of the most dangerous hazards for industrial workers, explosive dust has been blamed for at least 314 accidents, 142 deaths and 834 worker injuries nationwide over the past quarter-century. Yet despite the heavy toll on human life , there still are no comprehensive federal safety standards regulating dangerous dust at work. Accidents — and fatalities — continue to mount.
OSHA violations and fines at American Steel Plants – cause for concern?
In writing about metals markets, it may seem easy to forget the anthropological aspects of metal production – namely the thousands of steel workers in the US and all over the world who do solid work, day in day out, no matter where metal prices are that day or what the forward curve dictates. With that, a few instances of hazardous work environments in US steel-making have caught MetalMiner’s attention.
Howard Industries cited by OSHA following fatal electrocution
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Howard Industries for 17 safety and health violations following the January death of a worker who was electrocuted while calibrating a transformer test station. OSHA has proposed penalties of $169,500.
Brooklyn medical center cited for asbestos hazards
OSHA has cited Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn for 14 violations of workplace health and safety standards following an OSHA inspection. The hospital faces a total $48,000 in proposed fines.
Penalty cut for Notre Dame in videographer’s death
The University of Notre Dame today reached agreement to pay a significantly smaller penalty for its role in the death of Declan Sullivan, a football team videographer who died last fall when a hydraulic lift he was using toppled over in high winds. The school will now pay a $42,000 fine as part of a settlement deal with the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
State OSHA inspectors investigating death of carnival worker Steven McCann, 41, of Jackson
State workplace safety inspectors are investigating the 3 a.m. death of a 41-year-old carnival worker from Jackson, who fell 36 feet after coming into contact with a live power line while dismantling the “Fireball” ride.