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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Tampa Electric Co. And Critical Intervention Services Following Hazardous Chemical Release

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Tampa Electric Co. and Critical Intervention Services, a security services provider, for $43,458 in total proposed penalties, following a release of anhydrous ammonia - a chemical refrigerant - at its Gibsonton facility.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:36:33 GMT

Workers reject the United Auto Workers union - again

Employees at Ohio's Fuyao Glass America plant voted this week against the United Auto Workers union. The final tally was 886 to 441 - a devastating loss for a union that desperately needed a win.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:49:18 GMT

What is a cooling tower and how can it spread Legionnairesa disease?

Cooling towers, like this 12,000-pound unit being lifted at Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside 2007, remove heat from a building. Orange County health officials are investigating towers near the Disneyland resort after an outbreak of Legionnaires'A' disease.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:14:17 GMT

Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Wisconsin plant explosion

A Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year, federal labor officials announced Friday. The Didion Milling Co.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:14:16 GMT

Employer safety citation vacated on lack of proof

An administrative law judge of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has vacated a serious citation and a proposed $6,234 penalty against an Ohio employer due to the U.S. Department of Labor's failure to prove the employer violated the cited standard. The case against Cincinnati-based The Thomas J. Dyer Co.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:52:38 GMT

Chemical safety board scraps recommendation on offshore safety

In this April 21, 2010 file photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews spray water on the blazing remnants of BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. An explosion at the offshore platform on April 20, 2010 killed 11 men, and the subsequent leak released an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:04:20 GMT

Violence against nurses in hospitals not routinely tracked, reported

Violence against nurses in hospitals has become an epidemic. A federal report found 21 percent of nurses report verbal abuse, physical assault, and even rape.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:28 GMT

Paid 'Climate Leave' May Be Next Employee Benefit

Even the workplace has to adapt to the warming world. As climate change creates more intense storms, companies have started preparing for work disruptions due to extreme weather.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:33:51 GMT

Labor Secretary Discusses DOL Priorities During House Committee Hearing

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta fielded a range of questions on the DOL's priorities during a November 15 hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Although members of the Committee inquired about past, current, and future rulemaking and other Department initiatives, the limited duration of Wednesday's hearing allowed Secretary Acosta to deliver only brief responses.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:58:38 GMT

Man dies after being hit by bulldozer at construction site

News outlets report that 55-year-old David Thornton of Carthage, Mississippi, was working on a new apartment complex in Florence on Wednesday. Emergency personnel at the scene said Thornton was struck after he walked behind a bulldozer.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:16:37 GMT

Marshall Pottery releases statement on working with OSHA, employee's death

As an East Texas business works with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Marshall Pottery officials have released a statement on their progress. In October, Marshall Pottery was fined with 31 violations, totaling $829,891 .

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:16:36 GMT

Simple procedures keep you in compliance with OSHA 1910.22, walking-working surfaces rule

Simple Solution for Small Spill and Drips That Saves Money and Keeps you in Compliance with OSHA 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, November 16, 2017 / / -- Keeping your floor surfaces safe and documenting your efforts has just become a little easier and safer thanks to this easy to use walking/working surfaces compliance pack from WYK Sorbent, LLC. These easy to use procedures and products will help keep you in compliance with 1910.22 Part A , walking-working surface conditions rule.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:59:07 GMT

Safety Signs 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 3.17% and Forecast to 2021

The analysts forecast the global safety signs market to grow at a CAGR of 3.17% during the period 2017-2021. A safety sign is an information or instruction pertaining to safety and health in workplace or commercial space.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:17:29 GMT

The substantial impact of accepting OSHA citations on workers' compensation claims

Can an Occupational Health and Safety Administration citation impact a related workers' compensation claim? If an employer pays the penalty for an OSHA citation without contesting it, can it increase the amount of the injured employee's workers' compensation benefit? Yes it can, and substantially. To avoid higher workers' compensation payouts, employers should review state law prior to paying an OSHA citation when a workers' compensation claim arises from the same accident.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:21:11 GMT

Bellows Falls company cited in trench death

A Bellows Falls contractor could be on hook for more than $11,000 in fines after the New Hampshire office of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration found it violated OSHA standards in the May 16 death of an employee. According to the Manchester Union Leader, Christopher Hewey, 37, of Alstead, N.H., was part of a crew working for JP Trucking and Excavating, installing culverts along a road in Acworth, N.H., when the walls of the trench he was working in collapsed, burying him.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:53:31 GMT

Montana Contractor Fined $250K for Severely Burned Employee

OSHA cited a Billings, Montana general contractor and a Rock Springs, Wyoming, subcontractor for exposing workers to numerous safety hazards, causing an employee to suffer severe burns. The companies face $249,516 in proposed penalties.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:18:49 GMT

Company cited $10,500 for work-related accident

Ahaus Tool and Engineering will be required to pay $10,500 to the state for violations found in an inspection after a work-related accident. U.S. congressional representative and U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young took a tour of Ahaus Tool and Engineering in Richmond on Tuesday, Sept.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:42:54 GMT

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