JPMorgan found to have retaliated against adviser

JPMorgan Chase & Co. wrongfully fired a financial adviser in retaliation for publicly complaining that managers pressured him to sell the bank’s own investment products, a Fed-OSHA federal investigator found. JPMorgan said it will appeal the finding, which awarded the individual $64,400 in back wages and $100,000 for reputational damage, pain and suffering. Bloomberg

Boston-area construction worker seriously injured

A construction worker was seriously injured in Framingham Tuesday afternoon when a 5,000-pound backhoe slid down a snowy hill, pinning him underneath, fire officials said. The victim, a 38-year-old man, sustained serious injuries to his pelvis and legs, but he is expected to live, according to a fire official, who said The heavy duty vehicle […]

Fed-OSHA probes fall at New Hampshire jobsite

Fed-OSHA is investigating a fall last week in which a New Hampshire man was injured at a construction site. The man fell 20 feet in the incident, which occurred at a jobsite in Rindge. Monadnock Ledger-Tribune

Fed-OSHA cites Long Island contractor for hazards at New Jersey site

A Long Island contractor was cited by Fed-OSHA for exposing workers to excavation hazards at the construction site at Verona High School, the agency announced on Monday. The Landtek Group, a contractor based in Amityville, New York, was issued nine violations for allegedly exposing employees to an unprotected 10-foot-deep excavation with no protective systems in […]

Fed-OSHA: Roofing firm cited for repeated safety violations

Fed-OSHA cited Redhawk Roofing last month for four repeated safety violations, the most recent while roofing a home in north suburban Winnetka, Illinois. Fed-OSHA initiated an investigation after observing employees working December 16 on a home’s roof, at heights up to 23 feet without adequate fall protection, according to a statement from the agency. Chicago […]

7 things you need to know to survive an OSHA inspection

Even the most diligent businesses have the potential to face an OSHA inspection at some point. Here are seven tips small business owners need to know to survive an OSHA inspection. Buffalo Business First