Massachusetts

A postal worker collapsed after walking his route for about five hours carrying a 35 lb bag in 94-degree heat with a heat index in excess of 100 degrees.

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Use this map to see what the texting and driving laws are in each state.

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BRAINTREE, Mass. – OSHA has cited Tribe Mediterranean Foods, a subsidiary of Nestle SA, that manufactures Tribe brand hummus products, for 18 alleged violations of workplace safety standards following the death of a worker at its Taunton production plant. OSHA’s South Boston Area Office opened …

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T.S. Eliot said that “April is the cruelest month.” But as far as OSHA fines are concerned, May was worse. Here’s the breakdown.

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BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a settlement agreement with Bostik Inc., a Middleton-based adhesives manufacturer, to resolve litigation stemming from citations issued by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations following a March 2011 explosion.
OSHA cited Bostik in September …

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BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with DeMoulas Super Markets Inc. in which the Tewksbury grocery chain has agreed to correct all hazards and take substantive steps to enhance safety and health measures for employees at all of the chain’s more …

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WEST CALDWELL, N.J. – OSHAhas cited Wilmington, Mass.-based UniFirst Corp., a uniform and laundry service, for seven serious safety and health violations, including some involving bloodborne pathogen and lead exposure hazards, at its West Caldwell facility. A complaint alleging hazards prompted OSHA’s inspection. Proposed penalties total …

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OSHA hasn’t had much to say about the Injury Illness Prevention Plan (I2P2) in recent months. But if you thought that I2P2 was going away, think again. Last week, OSHA issued a White Paper signalling that I2P2 remains very much at the top of its agenda.

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Historically, OSHA has carried out its inspection and enforcement duties one workplace at a time and issued citations and orders based on the conditions of the particular location inspected. But yesterday (Jan. 18, 2012), OSHA did something that it had done only once before in …

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OSHA claims the contractor didn’t protect employees doing roofing work on a ladder jack scaffold from fall hazards and issued 10 serious citations, including failure to provide personal fall protection, head and eye protection and safety training to workers in recognizing fall hazards. Scaffolds over …

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