- Employers share $15 million in safety grants
More than 570 Ohio employers will receive nearly $15 million in safety grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
- Roofing contractor cited for eschewing fall safety protections
An Illinois roofing contractor is facing $103,000 in proposed penalties after being cited by federal safety and health regulators for exposing workers to fall hazards.
- Construction firm faces fine after worker falls 9 feet
OSHA has cited and proposed $44,800 in penalties against a Minnesota construction company after an employee suffered a traumatic injury after a fall.
- DOL charges firm for axing complaining workers
The U.S. Department of Labor has charged a Connecticut manufacturer for unlawfully terminating two employees for filing safety and health complaints with OSHA.
- OSHA cites flavoring and fragrance firm for worker chemical exposure
A New Jersey flavoring and fragrance manufacturer has been cited and faces proposed penalties of $122,000 from federal regulators for willfully exposing employees to hazardous chemicals.
- Needle sticks lead to Cal/OSHA fine against Kaiser hospitals
California regulators cited and fined Kaiser Foundation Hospitals $149,900 after three employees were stuck by needles in a collection box for biomedical waste, exposing them to infectious diseases.
- Opt-out workers comp group welcomes lawmakers' probe
A thorough review of workers comp opt-out programs is forthcoming, but The Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation says it is completely open to the investigation.
- OSHA rules on silica, injury tracking set for completion in 2016
Finalizing a long-awaited silica rule is at the top of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulatory agenda.
- Guideline would put safety onus on host employers and staffing agencies
Temporary workers will be getting more protection thanks to a new federal guideline that makes employers and staffing agencies accountable for employee safety and health.