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  • Caitllyn Jenner
    Restroom access for transgender workers
    With the recent publicity of the Bruce Jenner conversion into Caitlyn Jenner, one begins to wonder what happens when a transgender person works in your office. Which restroom should be used?Luckily theOccupational Safety and Health Administration ...
  • McDonald's Big Mac
    The temperature is just getting hotter at area McDonald's
    Today, in the Philadelphia area we have hit our first heatwave of the summer and outdoor workers are really feeling it. At one fast food restaurant in the Philadelphia area, workers are really feeling the heat as temperatures soared over 100...
  • Lindsey Combs
    Woman crushed to death as fiance and child witnessed accident
    A woman in the San Francisco area has been crushed to death in her driveway. A gravel truck with a load of gravel tipped over onto the car she was in. Law enforcement authorities stated construction workers had asked the woman to move her car out...
  • Occupational safety
    Worker safety imperative as 2014 death toll rises
    As a business owner, have you ever taken worker safety for granted? Naturally you expect your employees (and yourself) to follow good safety practices in the workplace. That’s a given.Sadly, not everyone takes the time to understand the...
  • Hard hats at construction site
    OSHA contractor training January 17, 2015 in Kansas City
    In the wake of recent fines accessed against a chimney contractor in Missouri, the Midwest Chimney Safety Council announced today that they will host an OSHA class January 17, 2015 in Independence, in conjunction with an annual education meeting....
  • Texas nurses
    Ebola: The duty to care
    Ebola has taken a toll on more than just the people of Liberia and other African nations. It has also devastated the health care infrastructure as scores of health care providers have fallen ill and died while caring for these patients. Now it...
  • auto parts workers
    Alabama auto parts workers face widespread illnesses; trying to unionize
    Workers at the Renosol Seating plant in Selma, Alabama are developing respiratory illnesses akin to asthma and are trying to form a union to represent them according to WRCB TV on Monday. The workers make foam seating cushions and headrests for...
  • Construction company gets cited by OSHA
    Construction company gets cited by OSHA
    Duce Construction Co., based in Champaign, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today for failing to protect workers from trenching hazards at a job site on East Airport Road in Savoy...
  • Biffle and Chitwood
    Greg Biffle helps promote safety as well as his chances for victory at Daytona
    On Wednesday, June 4,NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg Biffle joined key officials from OSHA, Daytona International Speedway and Barton Malow (design-builder for DAYTONA Rising) to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health...
  • Brass ammo casings
    Raid on brass processor attributed to lack of subservience to government
    A late March raid on a Bozeman, Montana ammunition case processor was due more to the company not showing proper deference to government regulators than it was about lack of compliance with environmental rules, the head a statewide gun rights...
  • Used brass
    Montana ammo casing processor raid recalls warnings of anti-gun agenda at OSHA
    A morning raid was conducted against a Montana used ammunition casing processor by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Division and the Bozeman Police over “alleged violations of...
  • burnt_equip!
    U.S. Chemical Safety Board blasts Chevron, EPA, and CAL/OSHA over refinery fire
    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report Monday on a 2012 Chevron refinery fire and blasted Chevron management, EPA, OSHA, and California regulators for not doing enough to have prevented it in the first place.The CSB will be...
  • Missouri: Pipelines have a tendency to crack, break, and leak when stretched
    Upsurge in refinery/pipeline explosions globally: Why? Anyone keeping score?
    Is anyone keeping score on just how many gas and oil pipelines and refineries (not to mention houses, streets, and manhole covers) are just blowing up, sometimes exploding on the same day in different locations? Is there anyone out there paying...
  • Black Friday
    DOL to retailers on Black Friday: Protect your workers, it's the law
    In 2008, one retail worker at a large store's after-Thanksgiving Day Black Friday sales event was trampled to death when shoppers rushed through the store entrance to take advantage of the holiday sales. The fifth sad anniversary of that...
  • Workplace safety could become casualty of Beltway budget imbroglio
    Workplace safety could become casualty of Beltway budget imbroglio
    An already hampered OSHA may feel an additional squeeze if Washington fiscal battles get too extreme. And is usually the case, the American worker could ultimately be the one who bears the brunt of such deliberations.In a development reported on...
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