Wells Fargo to contest Fed-OSHA’s whistleblower ruling

Wells Fargo plans to appeal a Fed-OSHA order to pay $5.40 million to and rehire a whistleblower who was fired after reporting suspicions of fraudulent behavior. The manager had previously gotten positive job performance ratings but was dismissed shortly after reporting two bankers under his supervision for what he suspected to be bank, mail and […]

Probe of St. Louis boiler blast could take months

Three people were killed about Monday morning when a boiler blew up at Loy-Lange Box Co. near St. Louis. The boiler was launched hundreds of feet into a nearby laundry business, where two workers were killed. Four other people were injured; two critically. Fed-OSHA’s investigation reportedly may take months to complete. U.S. News & World […]

Senate votes to repeal Fed-OSHA ‘Volks’ recordkeeping rule

The president is expected to approve the Senate’s vote to repeal a Labor Department rule that allows Fed-OSHA to sanction employers for failing to make and maintain injury and illness records beyond the six-month statute of limitations set out in the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Volks Rule stipulated that recordkeeping requirements are a […]

1 dead, 14 hospitalized in carbon monoxide pool leak at Michigan hotel

A broken pool heater is suspected as the cause of a carbon monoxide leak at a Niles, Michigan hotel, that resulted in the death of a teenage boy and the hospitalization of 14 others, including eight children, who were found unconscious around the indoor pool on April 1. Tech Times

Michigan transportation officials focus on workzone safety

In 2016, there were 75 serious injuries in Michigan work zones, up from 69 in 2015. There were 4,908 total crashes in a work zone, an increase from 4,776 the previous year. On Monday, state transportation officials kicked off National Work Zone Awareness Week. The initiative is in its 17th year and will feature aggressive […]