Report of 10,000 severe workplace injuries might be only half the problem

Next time you order sliced turkey or ham at a supermarket or restaurant, make sure you also don’t get the butcher’s fingertip. Shortly after a federal rule requiring employers to report severe work related injuries was implemented, Labor Department staffers in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Atlanta office noticed a disturbing and surprising […]

Seaman who was exposed to tracer dye alleges it caused him cancer

A seaman who was an alleged victim of a prank claims that his employer and co-worker are responsible for the cancer he later developed. The plaintiff was allegedly the victim of a prank in which the defendant allegedly placed red tracer dye into his boot. He claims to have worn the boot for 14 hours […]

Fed-OSHA: Man who died at Nebraska elevator caught in auger

Preliminary reports indicate a 41-year-old Kearney, Nebraska man died after he was caught in an auger Wednesday in a grain elevator accident in Prosser, Nebraska. Fed-OSHA’s Grain Handling Industry Local Emphasis Program focuses on the grain and feed industry’s six major hazards: engulfment, falls, auger entanglement, struck by, combustible dust explosions and electrocution. Kearney Hub

Fed-OSHA seeks $120K fine for Wal-Mart violations

The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday said it intends to issue $118,800 in fines against Wal-Mart after an inspection this week of a Florida store uncovered several health and work safety violations despite a companywide settlement the retail behemoth entered into with the agency in 2013. Law360

Fed-OSHA sets rules for Dodd-Frank whistleblowers

Fed-OSHA on Wednesday issued its final rule governing its procedures for retaliation complaints under the whistleblower provisions of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, which protect workers involved in offering or providing consumer financial products or services. Law360

DOL: Fed-OSHA silica rule expected soon

Fed-OSHA’s final rule on silica is expected to be published in the near future, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez told the House Education and the Workforce Committee during a March 16 hearing about the Department of Labor’s policies and priorities. Fed-OSHA sent a draft of its final silica rule to the Office of Management and […]