workplace safety News

OSHA Says Amazon.Com Exposed Workers to Safety Hazards

NEW YORK –– A U.S. government agency on Wednesday issued citations against Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O for failing to keep warehouse workers safe, by exposing them to ergonomic hazards that resulted in serious injuries. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Texas Oil Worker Dead After Falling into North Dakota Pit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A worker from Texas is dead after falling at an oil rig site in North Dakota. Daniel Navarrete, 42, of New Braunfels, Texas, fell through an open hatch Thursday in a pit at a Nabors Industries …

OSHA: Amazon Failed to Record Some Warehouse Injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon failed to properly record work-related injuries at warehouses located in five states, a federal agency said Friday while announcing it issued more than a dozen citations during the course of its ongoing investigation of the …

Judges Leery of Fired Amazon Organizer’s Race Bias Claims

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday seemed unlikely to revive claims that Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O fired New York warehouse worker Christian Smalls, a pivotal figure in a campaign to unionize the company’s workforce, because of his race. A three-judge 2nd …

Walmart Gunman Was Harassing Employees, Worker Says in Suit

A Walmart Inc. employee who says she witnessed last week’s fatal shooting at a Virginia store filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the suspected gunman despite knowledge of past threats he’d made against …

Marsh: Restaurants Failing to Assess Workplace Hazards

Formal hazard assessments at restaurants are key in reducing worker injuries and insurance claims. In recent years, however, a sizeable number of companies have not conducted the required inspections. According to a Marsh survey, 49% of companies haven’t conducted a …

U.S. DOL Expands OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program targets employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety and health. In order to strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the …

Now Hiring: US Offshore Wind Ramps Up, Workers Taught Safety

At a 131-year-old maritime academy along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, people who will build the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills to stay safe while working around turbines at sea. Some take to the tasks fairly …

Viewpoint: ‘Take-Home COVID’ Claims May Lead to Future Insurance Disputes

“Take-home COVID” claims are claims brought against an employer by the spouse or child of an employee who caught COVID-19 in the workplace and brought it home, infecting a spouse or child and causing injuries. These claims are controversial because …

Feds Hope New Website Can Prevent Deaths from Worsening Heat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes a new website can help people and local governments beat the increasingly deadly heat of an ever-warming world. Days after nearly half the country — 154.6 million people — sweated through a blistering …