Occupational Safety and Health Administration Tagged Articles
Salon industry workers often exposed to toxic levels of formaldehyde
Formaldehyde, a highly volatile and toxic compound that poses a substantial threat to human health, is commonly found in and released by certain hair-smoothing products used by salons. But despite the known dangers and the federal laws designed to protect
Oregon plant where worker fell into meat grinder has history of safety violations
Federal and Oregon state authorities are investigating the horrific death of a worker who fell into a running blender at a meat processing plant Friday, April 26, near Portland.
Toxic chemical use in chicken plants set to rise, posing serious health risks to workers, public
With U.S. chicken consumption rising steadily, poultry processing plants nationwide are poised to implement changes that will injure and sicken many workers. Instead of meeting rising demand by expanding facilities and hiring additional workers, the poultry processing industry is poised
Rescuers pull out two workers buried by trench cave-in
HOPE HULL, ALA–Two excavation workers were trapped several feet underground when the walls of a trench they were constructing caved in Wednesday afternoon.
Absence of safety culture in poultry industry demonstrated by recent worker deaths
Alabama and several other southern states have a thriving chicken industry that represents a healthy percentage of the annual GDP, especially in the Deep South from Georgia to Louisiana where chicken production rockets year after year. Unfortunately, as we have
Boss’s violent behavior reported by whistleblower warrants OSHA investigation and lawsuit
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA –The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, against Duane Thomas Marine Construction LLC and its owner Duane Thomas for firing an
Temp worker’s death reveals numerous safety violations at Florida bottling plant
JACKSONVILLE, FLA—A bottling facility in Jacksonville has been cited with numerous federal safety violations following the death of a 21-year-old temporary worker who was killed on his first day on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says
Poultry industry presents a growing threat to workers and consumers
When “Juan,” a worker at an Alabama poultry plant fell while hoisting an 80-pound box of chicken, his supervisors ordered him to get back to work. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), “X-rays later showed two fractured vertebrae.
Michigan pushes to protect utility workers from unyielding traffic
On June 22, a journeyman line worker for Consumers Energy in Michigan was responding to a report of a downed power line when he was struck and killed by a motorist. The driver allegedly made no effort to slow down
Airline attendants may soon receive OSHA workplace protections
Thousands of U.S. flight attendants may soon enjoy better workplace safety protections, thanks to a long-awaited proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to open airline cabins to the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).