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In this issue, learn more about a case involving an executive official who was convicted for a major safety violation and given prison sentence and why exposure to Radon Gas is a potential cause of lung cancer.
In North America, approximately one in four workers is a shiftworker. People working outside of the normal daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. include everyone from bridge builders to healthcare workers, to restaurant/bar workers. Here are seven statistics relating to shiftwork and its effects on workers’ health and safety.
A former coal mine chief executive officer was recently sentenced to a year in prison—the maximum allowable for a misdemeanor conspiracy conviction— and fined $250,000 in connection to the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine explosion, which killed 29 West Virginia miners.
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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.