Trump kills second of two Obama-era worker safety rules

President Trump signed a bill Monday that rolled back the “Volks Rule”, the second of two highly contentious Obama-era rules that aimed to track and reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. Eliminating the rule was a priority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the […]

Dow Chemical explosion caused by mechanical failure

About 15 months after an explosion at a North Andover, Massachusetts Dow Chemical plant that caused for people to suffer burns and shrapnel wounds, officials have determined it was caused by mechanical failure. Workers were trying to fix a pressure issue when the chemical Trimethylaluminum came into contact with air and triggered the explosion, officials […]

Power failure linked to Florida paper mill explosion

International Paper’s Cantonment, Florida mill resumed full operations this week as the company released more details about a January explosion that may have been caused a by an electrical fault in the power distribution system the prior day. The power failure forced the mill out of operation, which caused gas to build up in an […]

Employee killed at Georgia Power facility

A man died Saturday after apparently being struck in the head by equipment at a Georgia Power plant in Juliette, according to Fed-OSHA, which is investigating. Atlanta Journal Constitution

Federal lawsuit alleges Michigan psychiatric patients at risk from exhausted workers

The health and safety of Michigan mental health hospital patients is at risk because of mandatory overtime rules that lead to exhausted employees unable to control violent behavior, according to a new federal lawsuit that is seeking to stop the state from forcing “excessive” shifts. The federal complaint was filed last week on behalf of […]