Tennessee

Faced with an employer who ignores safety concerns or retaliates against those who raise them can drive a worker to become a whistleblower and report his company to the government. But becoming a whistleblower isn’t an easy road—and doesn’t guarantee any safety improvements to the workplace. No one knew this better than Charles Varnador.

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

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –  OSHA has found that, once again, Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has violated the whistleblower protection provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. An investigation by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that the railroad terminated an employee in retaliation for …

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – OSHA has entered into a settlement agreement with Knoxville-based Heartland Transportation Inc., a contract mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, to resolve findings by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleging that an employee was terminated for complaining about defective …

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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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Spark from a light ignited paint vapors inside the compartment of a pontoon bridge being painted to reduce corrosion. The resulting explosion killed one worker and seriously burned another. OSHA cited the Tennessee manufacturer for 7 serious safety and health violations, including exposing employees to …

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Knoxville-based Heartland Transportation Inc. to reinstate a former employee and pay the individual $62,090 in compensatory and punitive damages plus more than two years of back wages, interest, benefits …

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $118,650 in fines against 4 Brothers Stucco Co., a Cleveland, Tenn., stucco contractor, for 15 alleged repeat and serious violations of safety standards at a Torrington, Conn., worksite.

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