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Safety/Health

OSHA proposes fines after finding no peace at KidsPeace

12/06/2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited KidsPeace, a private charity serving youth with behavioral and mental health problems, for exposing its employees to workplace violence.

Dallas metal recycler fined after worker is crushed

12/04/2018
Improperly stored metal pipes fell on a worker at Venture Metals, Inc., in Dallas in October, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

OSHA cites contractor for trench safety issues in Austin

12/04/2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited UST Systems, Inc., an underground storage tank contractor, for trench safety hazards at an Austin construction site.

Snapshot: Opioid crisis spills into the workplace

12/04/2018
An estimated 11.4 million Americans misuse prescription opioids.

You must prove OSHA compliance is impossible

11/27/2018
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the power to fine employers that don’t follow workplace safety rules. However, if an employer can show that providing safety measures would be impossible, compliance would not be required.

Don’t assign disciplinary points for reporting injuries

11/19/2018
A federal court awarded a machine operator in Wisconsin $100,000 in back wages and compensatory damages after he was fired soon after reporting an on-the-job injury.

Employers step up efforts to quell violence

11/15/2018
In a trend that appears to be accelerating, employers in more industries are trying to find practical ways to keep their workers safe from violent attacks.

OSHA launches safety inspections targeting high-risk workplaces

11/06/2018
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new safety crackdown targeting workplaces with high rates of on-the-job injuries.

Lessons from the Courts: October ’18

10/15/2018
It might be a good practice to regularly check all your emergency exit doors to ensure that people can escape through them in the event of a fire or other emergency.

Excavator will have to dig deep to pay for safety lapses

10/09/2018
El Paso Underground Construction has been cited for failing to protect its employees from trench-collapse hazards.