A truck driver who refused to drive an unsafe truck that had been pulled from service by the Iowa Department of Transportation— and was subsequently fired— will receive $55,000 in back wages, damages and compensation.
This model can be applied for use within your organisation to help raise any safety or health concerns, or report a work-related injury or illness, without being retaliated against.
OSHA proposed the so called “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule in November 2013. After over 2 years of comment, OSHA issued the Final Rule on May 12, 2016 (Final Rule). Here are the 15 things you need to know about the Final Rule to ensure compliance.
Two workers at a firehouse construction site in Hanover, NJ, died after a 10,000-pound generator being hoisted by a crane fell, likely because of a failure of one or more lifting straps.
OSHA and NIOSH have issued a hazard alert aimed at protecting oil and gas workers against exposure to potentially deadly hydrocarbon vapors during manual tank gauging and sampling activities.
A 2015 rule requiring employers to report to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) any severe work-related injuries, including hospitalization, amputation or the loss of an eye within 24 hours, is likely preventing scores of similar future injuries, according to OSHA.