Occupational Safety & Health Administration News

Workers Protesting the Virus May Be Just the Start: Opinion

In recent weeks, employees at sites as diverse as Amazon warehouses, meat-processing plants and emergency rooms have raised the alarm over unsafe conditions posed by the new coronavirus. Workplace infections have been soaring, while protective gear has been in chronically …

OSHA Scraps Obama Workplace Injury Reporting Rule; 6 States Sue

Citing a concern over potential public disclosure of sensitive worker information, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently eliminated a requirement that businesses with 250 or more employees electronically submit annual reports on every employee injury or illness. The …

DOL Sues U.S. Steel Corp. Over Injury Reporting Practices

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it has sued U.S. Steel Corp. for allegedly retaliating against two employees who violated the company’s immediate reporting policy for workplace injuries. The Department of Labor said on Feb. 22 that in …