I don’t know if this is good news or bad news, but I’ve decided to throw off the shackles of retirement and start full time work at the Education and Labor Committee in the House of Representatives tomorrow morning. That means that this will be my last regular Confined Space post. As I said in…
This is the last Weekly Toll. The last list of workers killed in a fall, crushed under a dirt compactor, killed in a traffic accident, shot in a hold-up, crushed by a forklift rollover. The Weekly Toll may be ending, but death in the workplace will sadly continue.
Congressman Joe Courtney has introduced a new and improved version of the Protecting America’s Workers Act which significantly expands workers’ rights to participate in improving health and safety in their workplaces, and enhances the ability of OSHA to effectively enforce safe working conditions.
February 7 is the sad anniversary of two of this country’s worst and most recent industrial disasters: the 2008 explosion of the Imperial Sugar refinery in Port Wentworth, GA, and the 2010 Kleen Energy power plant explosion in Middletown, CT.
Bad news for fans of OSHA nominee Scott Mugno.
Scott Mugno’s long journey to head OSHA has again been delayed, a problem facing an unprecedented number of Trump administration nominees. No one knows yet what the future holds for these political hostages.
Not a good couple of weeks to be a worker in Florida — six workplace fatalities. But then, for many workers and their families, it wasn’t a good week to go to work anywhere.
Regulatory doo doo — to use the technical term — seems to be where the Department of Labor is finding itself these days. And Democrats in Congress along with the Department of Labor’s Inspector General are not amused. At the request of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresspersons Bobby Scott (D-VA), Mark Takano (D-CA), Rosa…
The newly christened House Education and Labor Committee has announced its sub-committee assignments for the 116th Congress. The Workforce Protections sub-committee which covers workplace safety and health issues, workers compensation and trade, international labor rights, and immigration issues as they affect employers and workers, will be chaired by Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC). Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will…
Public Citizen has filed a lawsuit against OSHA to block its rollback of the electronic recordkeeping standard. The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t think OSHA went far enough, even though the agency has completely stopped making sense in an effort to placate the Chamber.