Farm-related incidents, fatalities still top concern for South Dakota orgs

One of South Dakota’s top industries is also one of the most dangerous places to work. The National Safety Council has dubbed agriculture the most dangerous industry to work in. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, there were three fatal injuries directly attributed to farming, fishing and forestry in South Dakota. In […]

Senate votes to scrap Obama-era labor rule

The Senate on Monday reversed an Obama administration rule designed to ensure government contractors disclose violations of federal labor laws as they seek more work. Senate approval of the measure sends it to President Donald Trump for his signature and marks another success in the GOP’s efforts to quash an array of regulations issued during […]

Warren: Federal contractors repeatedly violate labor laws

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday released a report finding that federal contractors frequently violate labor laws, ahead of a Senate vote on repealing an Obama-era rule requiring prospective contractors to disclose violations. The Hill (Washington, D.C.)

Fed-OSHA can’t support silica rule, groups tell DC Circuit

Challengers of Fed-OSHA’s revamped silica exposure rule took their final shots in the D.C. Circuit on Friday, with business groups claiming the agency hasn’t justified stricter exposure limits and unions claiming the agency hasn’t justified not requiring stricter medical protections for workers. Law360

3 of the toughest winter jobs

Getting paid while working outdoors has its perks, but not when harsh winter weather strikes. It can be dangerous to work in winter’s icy cold. Workers who face brutally cold weather and unpredictable winter conditions top our list for some of the toughest winter jobs. They have to take extreme caution since the risk for […]

Trump’s regulatory freeze is keeping workers exposed to this toxic material

A last-minute Obama-era rule that was intended to protect 62,000 workers from dangerous levels of exposure to the metal looks like it will be postponed for a second time by the Trump administration. The final rule was pushed through by Fed-OSHA just days before Trump’s inauguration, and was set to take effect this week, on […]

Safe+Sound Week set for June 12-18

Fed-OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers and NIOSH have designated the week of June 12 to 18 as Safe+Sound Week. The nationwide effort aims to promote awareness and understanding of the value of workplace safety and health programs. More than 4 million workers incur serious, […]