Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

BP to Pay $50.6 Million Penalty for 2005 Refinery Explosion

Last week, OSHA announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 refinery explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170... ...Read More...

Resource Offers Access to Employee Protection Information

Workers who “blow the whistle” on prohibited or unlawful practices in the workplace as well as safety and health discrimination play an important role in assuring compliance with federal... ...Read More...

BP Deepwater Horizon Officials Sign Health & Safety MOU

The MOU provides the means for OSHA to notify the FOSC when it intends to take enforcement action against BP, BP’s contractors, or any other employer engaged in response... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Gulf Employees On The Edge Of Their Seats

How high are tensions running in the energy industry down in Louisiana? At one company, the president makes the link between improper swivel chair usage and the BP oil... ...Read More...

OSHA Proposes New Worker Protection Rulemaking

The proposed rulemaking would require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.... ...Read More...

From OSHA: Oil Spill Cleanup Safety Guides

Development of the safety guides and fact sheets has grown out of a partnership between OSHA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to promote protective measures for Gulf Coast oil spill... ...Read More...

DOL Focuses on Safety of Oil Cleanup Workers

Cleanup workers can face potential hazards from oil byproducts, dispersants, detergents, and degreasers. Drowning, heat illness, and falls also pose hazards, as can encounters with wild species native to the impacted areas. OSHA is consulting with BP and others to ensure that workers receive appropriate training and protective equipment.... ...Read More...

This Day in Workplace History: Workers Memorial Day

In the aftermath of the recent fatal incidents this month, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, April 28,... ...Read More...

Go On A Safety "Mission" First Week Of May

Numerous groups will convene during NAOSH Week from May 2-8, 2010 and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day on May 5 to raise awareness of the importance of being safe at... ...Read More...

New Jersey Transit Violates Whistleblower Law

A whistleblower investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Jersey Transit violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it retaliated against an employee for reporting a work-related... ...Read More...