Friday, April 28, 2017
With just hours to go before President Trump’s one-hundredth day in office, the U.S. Senate completed the president’s cabinet by approving R. Alexander Acosta as the new Secretary of Labor.
Servicing and maintaining equipment is dangerous business, causing up to 50,000 injuries and 120 fatalities, including electrocution, burns, crush injuries, cuts, lacerations, amputations, and fractures, each year. On this episode of EHS on Tap, Dave Galt, BLR Senior Legal Editor, discusses pressing lockout/tagout issues.
California’s hot season is almost here, and Cal/OSHA is reminding employers to protect workers against the state’s searing summer heat.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
California’s workplace fatality rates are low, compared to the rest of the nation: just 2.2 workers per 100,000, each year, compared to 3.4 per 100,000 nationally. But a new report from the AFL-CIO, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 2017,” shows that California is leading the nation in at least one grim statistic: Latino worker deaths.
Why did OSHA take the unusual step of citing two contractors as a single employer? What should you know about this enforcement action? Learn more here.
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