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Safety/Health

Engineer sues Amtrak, claiming derailment resulted from attack

03/03/2017
The engineer of the passenger train that derailed in Philadelphia in May 2015, killing eight people, has sued Amtrak, claiming it failed to provide a safe work environment.

Work fatalities hit 8-year high; the 10 deadliest jobs

01/19/2017
4,836 Americans were killed in workplace accidents in 2015.

OSHA fines Doylestown, Pa., psych facility for biting hazard

01/03/2017
OSHA has fined Foundations Behavioral Health $36,701 for four violations related to employee safety at its Doylestown location.

Work fatality rate falls, even as numbers go up

12/29/2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its Census of Workplace Fatal Injuries for 2015.

Court: Employer can’t be held responsible for failing to predict employee violence

12/22/2016
So-called negligent retention doesn’t require employers to predict who may turn violent.

Put safety first when employing teenagers

11/22/2016
You have a special responsibility to provide a safe working environment for teenage workers.

OSHA goes through roof over repeat violations in upstate New York

11/11/2016
A Syracuse roofing contractor faces fines of more than $96,000 following an OSHA worksite inspection in Camillus.

Drug testing still legal under new OSHA reporting rule

11/01/2016
A controversial new OSHA rule cracking down on retaliation against safety whistleblowers doesn’t ban employee drug testing.

OSHA levies $218k fine after gruesome hand amputation

10/12/2016
Syracuse-based York Metal Toll Processing faces additional fines after it failed to address issues uncovered by OSHA inspectors following an accident in which an employee’s hand was amputated by a power press.

Zika preparedness: Consider employee safety and legal issues

10/07/2016
As temperatures in the Northeast cool and mosquitos disappear until spring, the Zika virus may no longer be on people’s minds, but it should remain on your radar.