Weekly Toll: Workplace Deaths Continue into New Year

Dispatches OSHA

Supermarket Employee Killed in Fall from Ladder Pasco, WA — A supermarket employee, Duoc Tran, fell to his death at Comumbia Market when the ladder he was climbing to retrieve an object for a customer slipped and he fell and hit his head on the floor. [Source Washington Department of Labor and Industries.] Construction worker…

UPDATE: OSHA, the Department of Labor and the Shut Down

OSHA Chaos

Life at the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are in chaos with a growing number of open high-level positions, resignations and Senate failure to move on confirmations. Meanwhile the government shutdown has put a crimp in the leadership’s dream of rolling back regulations. And it doesn’t look to get better anytime soon.