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Google’s ‘Thanksgiving Four’ to File Federal Labor Complaint

Four software engineers fired by Google last week plan to file complaints with the National Labor Relations Board, in which they will argue they were the victims of illegal retaliation for workplace activism. The move would further escalate a conflict …

Safety Violations Found After Attacks at Iowa Psych Hospital

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at …

OSHA Cites Railcar Company for Arkansas Worker’s Death

American Railcar Industries Inc., headquartered in Saint Charles, Mo., was cited for 10 serious safety violations after an employee was electrocuted while performing repair work on a tanker-style railcar July 25 at the company’s work site near Marmaduke, the Occupational …

Louisiana Company Hit With OSHA Citations

A Louisiana-based construction company has been cited by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for its work while replacing high-pressure gas lines in Newnan, Ga. The agency cited Eunice-based Sunland Construction Inc. with two willful violations for exposing workers …

Safety Violations Found at Head Start Centers

A machete left near an outdoor play area. Household chemicals accessible to preschoolers. Widespread failures to conduct criminal background checks of employees. These violations and others were found at Head Start centers across the country, according to a report released …

BP, Others Face More Citations in Gulf Spill

The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s Gulf oil spill. Michael Bromwich, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says …

Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases Reduced

The U.S. Department of Labor says a one-year initiative has helped it eliminate some of the nationwide backlog of contested mine safety violations. In a report to Congress last week, it said the number of contested cases at the end …

OSHA Proposes $155K in Fines After New York Silo Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed more than $155,000 in fines against a Utica company that employed a 24-year-old worker killed when he was buried in a cottonseed silo. Craig Bernier died May 11 after sinking into the …

OSHA Cites Wisconsin Sandblasting Company

A federal workplace-safety organization has cited a Waukesha sandblasting company for 42 safety and health violations, including four repeat health violations. The citations against Neman Painting & Sandblasting LLC were announced Wednesday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The …

Company Operating New Hampshire Supermarkets Faces Fines

A company that operates Market Basket supermarkets faces over $589,000 in possible fines over workplace safety violations at two New Hampshire stores. The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited DeMoulas Supermarkets Inc., doing business as Market …