Occupational Health and Safety Administration News

OSHA Vows More Work Safety Inspections for Coronavirus as Businesses Reopen

The U.S. Labor Department will expand inspections of businesses to reduce job-site hazards related to the new coronavirus as employees begin returning to work across the country, although the policy falls short of demands by worker advocates. The revised policy, …

Occupational Medical Group Warns Congress Legalized Cannabis Is Workplace Risk

A group of occupational medicine doctors is warning that legalization of marijuana has “huge” public and workplace health and safety implications that Congress should consider when dealing with the issue. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) said …

Wisconsin Company Hit with Fine Following Refinery Explosion

Federal officials have fined a northwest Wisconsin refining company more than $83,000 for safety violations related to an explosion that injured dozens of people and led to an evacuation. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration cited the Superior Refining Company …

Updated: OSHA Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries Goes Into Effect

A federal rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness reports goes into effect today. The rule applies to businesses in many states with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness …

Tennessee Investigating Death of Knoxville Steel Mill Worker

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at a Knoxville steel mill. Knoxville police have said 55-year-old Anthony McDowell was working in a storage area of Gerdau Ameristeel when a pallet overturned on …

Feds: Ohio Workplace Fatalities on the Rise

Workplace fatalities have been rising in Ohio, and federal officials cite lack of attention to safe work practices and training and the existence of younger and newer manufacturing and construction workforces. There had been an estimated 17 fatal workplace accidents …