Hanford medical record whistleblower case starting

An administrative law judge will hear the case of two former Hanford information technology professionals who lost their jobs after reporting problems with the site’s electronic medical records. Computer Sciences Corp., or CSC, was ordered by Fed-OSHA to pay back wages of $186,000 to the two former workers in late 2014. The workers had reported […]

Fed-OSHA: Massachusetts worker would not have died if trench procedures were followed

A Ludlow, Massachusetts-based construction firm is being fined $14,000 after Fed-OSHA found that it failed to follow proper procedures prior to a fatal accident in Longmeadow. The 28-year-old man died July 31 while working to install a sewer line. He was inside a trench when a portion of nearby roadway collapsed, bursting a pipe. The […]

Fed-OSHA in Houston: A worker’s watchdog with no teeth

When a seven-story scaffold along a luxury apartment building under construction near Minute Maid Park collapsed like a row of dominos last month, reports of the damage gripped the region. Fed-OSHA in investigating the incident, but an abc13 investigation into Fed-OSHA is raising questions about the agency’s track record and how safe the agency can […]

Fed-OSHA issues fact sheets on agricultural, maritime safety

Fed-OSHA has released new fact sheets for workers in the agriculture and maritime industries. The agricultural fact sheet, which focuses on tractor hazards, states that the majority of farmworker injuries and deaths are the result of tractor incidents such as overturns and unintended contact with tractor attachments or implements. The maritime fact sheet addresses hazards […]

Fed-OSHA seeks comments for updated safety and health program management guidelines

Fed-OSHA is seeking public comment on an updated version of its voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. First published in 1989, the guidelines are being updated to reflect modern technology and practices. The guidelines are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations. Staffing Industry Analysts