Horror show of hazards earns OSHA citations in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn construction company, faces $49,200 in fines for 21 serious workplace safety standard violations following an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection of a six-story building the company was constructing.

OSHA sues manufacturer for retaliation after safety violation

A worker at Lloyd Industries in Montgomeryville lost three fingers when the machine he was using crushed his hand.

OSHA cracking down with snap inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a message for employers that ignore its new accident reporting requirements: If you miss the shortened reporting requirement, expect a surprise inspection or two.

In health insurance cases, it's who suffers that matters

As health insurance policies begin to include more coverage for sex reassignment surgery and treatment, some employees are suing for past noncoverage. But, unless it was the employee who was denied coverage, the court won’t allow the suit.

OSHA releases sweeping illness/injury reporting rule changes

Most employers have little interaction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency tasked with overseeing workplace safety. Unless they were one of about 36,000 employers OSHA inspected last year, most businesses, particularly smaller businesses, may have gone for many years without dealing with the agency. That is about to change.

Whistling in the dark: How safe are we at work?

Most believe their workplace is safe but still think emergencies could pose a problem, according to survey.

OSHA rule pushes electronic injury and illness reports

A new final OSHA rule, published May 11, required large employers to maintain electronic records of workplace injuries and illnesses and submit OSHA reports electronically.

EEOC settles GINA lawsuit with mining company

Joy Mining Machinery in Pittsburgh, has agreed to settle an EEOC lawsuit that claimed the company’s hiring practices violated the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Whistleblowers may not have common-law protection

Pennsylvania workers fired after reporting safety violations may not have a common-law wrongful discharge claim if they didn’t have a specific duty to report the safety problems.

New procedures signal OSHA crack down on unreported injuries

The Occu­pational Safety and Health Administration has  issued new procedures for enforcing revised injury and illness reporting requirements.

OSHA update: Hazard alerts, silica rule and other priorities

Here are some of the highlights from the OSHA head's chat with the oil and gas servicing industry.

How do employers help employees quit smoking?

Employers use a number of ideas to try and break their workers' smoking habits

Use the H words when pointing to EAP


When you mention to an employee who may be having personal problems that the company has an employee assistance program, make sure to do so in a generic and consistent manner.

The painful truth: Prescription drug abuse on the rise at work

Employee drug abuse continues to be the trend that just won’t go away. And it’s not just illegal drugs causing problems these days.

Ignore safety issues, prepare to pay up

Dollar Tree has had to give up some green following an OSHA investigation that uncovered a series of recurring safety issues that the discount retail chain failed to address until the authorities forced it to. Dollar Tree late last year agreed to settle 13 OSHA citations by paying fines totaling $825,000.
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