Construction worker falls, dies after Las Vegas scaffolding collapse

A construction worker died after scaffolding at a Las Vegas-area construction site collapsed Monday afternoon, causing the man to fall, officials said. The scaffolding collapsed just before 2 p.m., while three workers were on it. Two workers were able to jump to safety, but a third plummeted down, according to a fire official. Las Vegas […]

Increase of workplace fatalities in Tennessee

The administrator of Tennessee OSHA, Steve Hawkins, is urging employers and workers pay special attention to workplace safety and health after 22 Tennessee workers suffered fatal job-related injuries since January. With 22 work-related deaths during the first seven months of 2016, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s TOSHA program encourages Tennessee employers to […]

Man killed in accident at Wisconsin concrete plant

A man was killed Monday afternoon in what the Chippewa County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office is calling an industrial accident at a Lake Hallie business. His injuries resulted from being pinned under a heavy piece of industrial equipment. Chippewa Herald

North Carolina restaurant pays $38K in back wages

The persistence of a former restaurant worker of a Lone Star Steakhouse eventually led to an audit which found the restaurant owed thousands in back tips to employees. The anonymous server who filed the complaint spent months compiling records and making phone calls, an effort that eventually got the attention of the N.C. Department of […]

Employers challenge new Fed-OSHA regulations regarding drug testing

Several employers filed suit July 8 against Fed-OSHA in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The group includes TEXO ABC/AGC Inc., Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., the National Association of Manufacturers and the Great American Insurance Company, as well as four other manufacturing and construction companies. The employers allege the new […]

New Fed-OSHA rule may penalize employers who routinely conduct post-accident drug testing

For many employers, post-accident drug testing has become routine. Through such testing, employers seek to enhance workplace safety and reduce workers’ compensation claims. A recent “anti-retaliation” rule issued by Fed-OSHA on May 12, 2016, however, calls into question the wisdom of continuing to use blanket post-accident drug testing. Under the rule, by August 10, 2016, […]