New Jersey railroad employee injured in fall

An employee at Cape May Seashore Lines was injured Friday after slipping and falling off a locomotive at the Tuckahoe Train Station. The 71-year-old man was working on the locomotive when he fell 10 feet onto the ground from the cab of the locomotive. Press of Atlantic City

Portland Macy’s employee assaulted trying to stop shoplifters

Portland police say a Macy’s employee was injured Sunday while trying to stop two shoplifters from fleeing. Authorities also have reports of multiple victims and are investigating whether the shoplifting incident turned into a robbery. Oregonian

Workplace rules: Federal agencies revamp standards amid partisan stalemate

East Tennessee employers will have to take a hard look at how they staff their operations as the result of federal actions expected in 2016, local labor law experts say. New rules — and stricter interpretations and enhanced enforcement — are expected from the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

CF Industries probing death of contractor’s employee at Louisiana complex

CF Industries has formed an incident investigative team to probe the cause of a death Friday at the company’s construction site at its massive nitrogen complex in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, a company operations manager said Saturday. A Sulzer Chemtech construction employee, who was working inside a completed tower more than 100 feet tall, was found […]

Naugatuck mechanic suffers burns in blow torch mishap

An automobile mechanic in Naugatuck, Connecticut suffered second- and possibly third-degree burns Friday after an accident involving a blow torch. An equipment failure in the airline on the torch caused it to put out too much oxygen and consequently cause a much larger flame than the worker expected as he was underneath a car working […]

Fed-OSHA ups the ante in U.S. workplaces

Employers, get ready. Recent developments show that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — or OSHA, the main federal agency charged with assuring safe and healthful working conditions and enforcing various workplace standards — will step up its campaign of workplace investigations with measures that pursue an even greater degree of influence on you. Buffalo […]

Man alleges Lowe’s terminated contract after he raised regulations concerns

A man is suing a home improvement retailer after it allegedly terminated its contract with him when he raised concerns about the company’s failure to comply with federal and regulatory requirements. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, against Lowe’s Home Centers and Lowe’s Cos., alleging interference […]