Obama’s nanny state for employers

“Obama’s employment law agenda consists of laying siege to employers’ management rights,” contends Mark Pulliam. “Obama’s aggressive anti-employer agenda extends to other agencies having jurisdiction over the employment relationship: the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unlike the NLRB’s pro-union orientation, however, some of the notable […]

Construction worker hospitalized after being pinned in cement

A Layton, Utah man has been hospitalized after being pinned in cement Friday during road construction on Interstate 15. The 39-year-old was working under a concrete laying machine ensuring dow rods were properly inserted into the cement. He somehow became caught inside the cement layer and was pinned by the dow bar inserter, police said. […]

Fed-OSHA urges recovery workers and public to beware of hazards after storm

Fed-OSHA is warning emergency workers and the public of potentially serious hazards as recovery begins following Hurricane Matthew. The agency strongly advises that only properly trained and adequately equipped workers should conduct cleanup activities. Storm and tornado cleanup may involve hazards related to restoring electricity, communications, and water and sewer services. Demolition activities such as […]

Penalties to be levied against Virginia plant after 4 worker deaths in a year

Goodyear’s Danville, Virginia plant faces “significant penalties” related to recent deaths there and health and safety conditions at the facility, according to Jennifer Rose, VOSH safety director. The agency recently issued a citation for a workplace fatality and others were expected last week against Goodyear related to another fatality, a steam burn incident, and health […]

Workers lose fingers at manufacturer with bad safety record, feds say

Fed-OSHA says at least two employees at a Pennsauken Township, New Jersey manufacturing facility suffered fingertip amputations this year, all while management ignored warnings to install machine guards to prevent such injuries. According to the notice issued to the company, a woman’s middle finger was amputated when her hand was pulled into a rolling machine. […]