Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) News

Amazon, Lowe’s, Tesla Make ‘Dirty Dozen’ Unsafe Workplace List

Amazon, Lowe’s and Tesla are among the firms on a list of employers with unsafe workplaces published by a federation of labor, health and safety groups. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) released its annual “The …

Fired OSHA Whistleblower Claims Investigator Turns Whistleblower

A fired U.S. whistleblower investigator says his old employer didn’t take whistleblowers seriously enough. So he’s lodging a complaint — with the same ex-employer he claims doesn’t take whistleblower allegations seriously enough. Darrell Whitman was an investigator for the Labor …

2 Killed in Explosion at West Virginia Industrial Plant

An explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant has killed two people and injured a third. Officials say the explosion was reported last week at Midland Resource Recovery, a company based in Ontario, Canada, that odorizes natural gas. The U.S. …

Illinois Roofing Contractor Barringer Fined Again for Fall Hazards

An Illinois roofing contractor has once again been cited and fined by federal safety officials for exposing workers to fall hazards. Proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties total $214,782. Robert Barringer III, operating as Barringer Brothers Roofing, has …

OSHA Cites West Virginia Saw Mill for Safety, Health Violations

Federal regulators have cited a Princeton saw mill for alleged workplace safety and health violations, including a lack of protective equipment worn during the operation of a chainsaw. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a news release that …