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OSHA Launches New Version of its Heat Safety Tool App to Keep Workers Safe in Summer Weather

Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new version of its Heat Safety Tool mobile app for iOS just in time for the summer heat.<p>OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool was initially launched in 2011 as a key part of OSHA’s campaign to help outdoor workers prevent heat …

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Cal-OSHA settles farmworker suits over heat-related deaths

The state's worker safety agency has agreed to refocus its enforcement of heat-related regulations covering farmworkers, audit those activities, and make complaints more accessible to the public as part of a settlement of two lawsuits.<p>The agreement, announced Wednesday, settles suits brought on …

N.J. Laundry Company Is 'Jeopardizing Employee Safety' In Paterson, OSHA Says

OSHA proposes $305K of penalties for Prestige Industries' Paterson facility. See the alleged violations here.<p>One of the region's largest commercial …

Safety concerns prompt Border Patrol to pull out of college job fair amid protests

The Border Patrol is looking for a few good men and women -- but not angry confrontation, and that concern is what prompted the agency to back out of a college job fair.<p>Accusing the federal agency charged with protecting U.S. borders of “unjust killings, …. racial profiling, use of force, and …

OSHA upholds fines against producers of 'Midnight Rider'

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has upheld its fines against the producers of "Midnight Rider," the biopic about the life of musician Gregg Allman that shut down last year after a crew member was killed in a train accident.<p>Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was …

OSHA: Ashley Furniture Failed To Report Incident In Which A Worker Lost His Finger

Going to work and doing your job shouldn’t mean worrying about bodily harm, which is why there are rules and regulations in place to ensure that …

OSHA fines chicken processing company for safety violations

WINESBURG, Ohio (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the owners of a northeast Ohio chicken processing plant $861,000 …

Business Owners Must Give Thought to Warehouse Safety

As a small business owner, warehouse safety procedures may seem like a responsibility that's best reserved for your distribution center manager, but ultimately, it's your job. If you want to avoid workplace injuries, expensive lawsuits, and outside scrutiny, you must start giving more thought to …

OSHA to investigate after worker, 45, crushed in construction accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into the death of a construction worker who was killed Friday in the Near North Side neighborhood.<p>Joel Ogiego, 45, of the 5100 block of Lakeview Avenue in Portage, Ind., was crushed in a construction accident, according to …

OSHA issues guidelines on restroom access for transgender workers

On the same day that Caitlyn Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, a federal government agency coincidentally came out with guidelines addressing transgender people in the workplace.<p>The four-page guide from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration addresses a very specific area of …