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Bill protecting nurses and health care workers from musculoskeletal diseases reintroduced

Bill protecting nurses and health care workers from musculoskeletal diseases reintroduced

Several lawmakers have reintroduced a bill, which aims to protect healthcare workers when lifting patients. Representatives John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Frederica Wilson (D-FL) and Senator Al Franken…

Settlement reached between US Department of Labor and Massachusetts contractor

Settlement reached between US Department of Labor and Massachusetts contractor

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has announced a settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and Mass Bay Electrical Corp that commits the East Boston electrical contractor to…

Samsung and sick workers agree to partial deal on workplace safety

Samsung and sick workers agree to partial deal on workplace safety

Seoul, South Korea – Technology giant, Samsung Electronics has reached a partial agreement with sick workers almost ten years after a 22-year-old worker died of leukemia raising concerns on exposure…

Oil companies opt out of Texas’ open carry law

Oil companies opt out of Texas’ open carry law

Some of the world’s biggest oil companies with offices in Texas have opted out of Texas’ open carry law. Chevron, BP and Shell have decided to opt out of the…

Naples framing company cited after worker dies after falling from roof

Naples framing company cited after worker dies after falling from roof

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Naples-based framing company after a 32-year-old construction worker suffered deadly injuries in a fall at a Naples…

Roofer fined for repeated fall hazards

Roofer fined for repeated fall hazards

A south Florida roofing company faces $115,500 in fines for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards from heights up to 27 feet without fall protection. The Occupational Safety and Health…

Marine park and state regulators reach settlement over orca safety and training program

Marine park and state regulators reach settlement over orca safety and training program

Sacramento – State regulators and SeaWorld have agreed to settle safety citations alleging that the marine park violated work safety laws by failing to protect its trainers when working closely…

Variety store cited for exposing workers to workplace safety hazards

Variety store cited for exposing workers to workplace safety hazards

A complaint alleging workplace safety hazards at a variety store in Sherman, Texas prompted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to conduct an inspection in July 2015, which resulted to…

Serial violator cited for exposing workers to fall hazards

Serial violator cited for exposing workers to fall hazards

A contractor is facing $152,460 in fines after exposing employees to potentially fatal fall and other hazards at New Hampshire worksite. Considered a serial violator, Michael Cahoon, owner of High…

Comments submission on draft guidelines for whistleblower protection to close on Jan 19

Comments submission on draft guidelines for whistleblower protection to close on Jan 19

Interested parties have until January 19 to submit their comments on Recommended Practices for Employers for Preventing and Addressing Retaliation. The draft document was written to assist workers from retaliation…


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