Oklahoma Labor Department will offer free critiques to businesses on new regulations

Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston said she has changes planned for her agency, updates that are possible because she won’t be seeking the office after she completes this term. During comments at a recent chamber luncheon, Houston outlined some of the work her agency is tasked with, to include workplace safety and Fed-OSHA regulations. […]

Senator: Bill prohibits Fed-OSHA from imposing fertilizer restriction

Sen. John Hoeven, D-N.D., announced Thursday that the fiscal year Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill passed out of committee, including a provision that prohibits Fed-OSHA from imposing new restrictions on fertilizer sales and forcing agriculture retailers to comply with the same chemical storage requirements as wholesale facilities. The language in the […]

Fed-OSHA investigates after worker falls at Nebraska meat plant

Fed-OSHA has opened an investigation after an worker suffered severe injuries in fall on Thursday at a Fairbury, Nebraska meat processing plant. The agency’s Omaha Area Office said a 54-year-old man suffered head trauma when he fell while accessing the roof of a bacon plant owned and operated by Westin Packaged Meats. The initial report […]

Tips to protect workers in the heat of the summer

Fed-OSHA has released tips and ways to remind employers on how to protect workers out in the heat of summer. The risk of heat stress increases for workers 65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or take medications. OzarksFirst

New NIOSH resource helps older workers navigate safe driving

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released a new web resource to help employers and workers adopt practices that keep workers age 55 or older safe on the road. The release coincides with Older Americans Month and aligns with the NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety’s goal to prevent work-related motor vehicle […]