The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a 46-page directive to minimize high occupational exposure risk to the 2009 H1N1 virus to workers with patient contact or handling contaminated material in a healthcare or clinical laboratory setting.
The work injury and illness data reporting system is inaccurate, the Government Accounting Office finds, and the agency recommends several significant changes to workplace audits by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
According to the GAO, factors affecting the accuracy of employers’ injury and illness data, include disincentiv Read more
Two company executives and three businesses face a criminal indictment because of alleged willful violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules leading to the deaths of five workers in Colorado.
Summer heat can be especially harmful for those who work outdoors in direct sunlight or in hot environments, making them susceptible to heat-induced illnesses such as heat stress, heat exhaustion or the more serious heat stroke, says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
"Working in extreme temperatures is not only uncomfortable, it can be life-threatening," said acting Assista Read more
The Eighth Circuit in a 2-1 ruling uphold a Dept. Read more