Minnesota’s second-largest psychiatric hospital reaches deal to keep federal funding, improve care

Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center, Minnesota’s second-largest psychiatric hospital, has been spared the loss of millions of dollars in crucial federal funding under an agreement reached Tuesday to rectify serious lapses in patient care and safety. Under the agreement, an independent consultant will conduct a comprehensive analysis of Anoka-Metro’s operations, including its staff training, use of […]

Workers’ Memorial Day 2016 ceremonies planned in Boston area

Massachusetts labor and civic leaders will pause this week at Workers’ Memorial Day ceremonies around the commonwealth to honor those who died on the job and to dedicate themselves to preventing such tragedies in the future. The Republican/MassLive

Company accused of Fed-OSHA violations, improper firing

The secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor is suing a company for allegedly violating Fed-OSHA laws and wrongfully terminating employees. According to the complaint, the defendants operated a facility in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, for the manufacturing of fire and smoke dampers. The defendant allegedly terminated an employee after he lost three of his fingers while […]

Ford, UAW renew relationship with MIOSHA

Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers say they have renewed a relationship with with Michigan OSHA, covering 14 Ford sites. The pact includes on-site inspections and briefings involving plant managers, local union leadership and MIOSHA representatives. News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

Fed-OSHA issues RepublicSteel five citations and $121K penalties

Federal inspectors found workers are still exposed to falls and machine hazards at a Massillon, Ohio steel mill operated by Republic Steel, despite the company’s promise to address safety hazards at its U.S. steel manufacturing sites, the U.S. Department of Labor stated Wednesday. Fed-OSHA has proposed $121,000 in penalties as a result. newsnet5 (Cleveland)

Fed-OSHA cites Kansas City-area business for violations tied to worker’s death

Fed-OSHA has cited a Rose Hill, Kansas-based employer with multiple violations tied to a fatal workplace accident, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Fed-OSHA seeks $59,000 in fines from Viking Blast & Wash Systems, an industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer. According to Fed-OSHA, the 24-year-old man was operating a lathe when one of the parts bent and fatally […]