Washington — Demonstrating a commitment to worker safety, and getting a firsthand look at whether safety and health programs are working. These are two of the reasons business owners and managers should personally conduct periodic walkaround inspections, OSHA states in a recently released fact sheet.
Washington — The Department of Labor is seeking to recover $67 million in unpaid health and safety fines issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration over the past decade, Secretary R. Alexander Acosta said during a hearing March 6 on the fiscal year 2019 budget.
Washington – The Department of Labor’s response to a House committee inquiry into an OSHA joint employer guidance document neglected to include information that could contradict the department’s assurance that it was not coordinating with the National Labor Relations Board, members of the GOP-led committee allege.
Washington – A recent study linking inspection-related citations and penalties to increased workplace safety and fewer injuries “confirms what we have been saying for a long time,” OSHA administrator David Michaels said in the Nov. 2 edition of “OSHA QuickTakes” newsletter.
Washington – A draft guidance document from OSHA that would require inspectors to obtain information to determine whether franchisors and franchisees are joint employers – and therefore liable for safety violations – has triggered concerns among some House Republicans.