On-the-job fatalities among trash and recycling collectors dramatically increased last year, making the job the fourth most dangerous in the land.Read More
The award reflects $280,000 in back wages and interest, $15,000 in compensatory damages and $20,000 in punitive damages, OSHA said. The federal agency does not release the names of employees involved in whistle-blower complaints.Read More
Beginning August 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will increase the number of unannounced inspections it performs at worksites in Region 4, which encompasses eight southern states east of the Mississippi River.Read More
An average of 4,017 public collection workers missed at least one day of work annually between 2008 and 2010. That compares with an annual average of 1,070 collection workers in the private sector.Read More
The city of Houston's Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security produced the informational video, titled 'Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event' and released it after the Colorado movie theater incident.
Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. said it will contest citations from the Mine Safety & Health Administration over the Oct. 28, 2011, death of a mining tire technician at the Newmont USAgold mine in Carlin, Nevada.Read More
Police reportedly are trying to determine whether they can charge the 59-year-old information technology worker with criminal mischief, according to the Des Moines Register.Read More
In the May/June 1926 edition of The Personnel Journal, David Wechsler wrote about research on safety for taxi drivers. Using what by today's standards would be considered a crude testing device, researchers used the apparatus to test drivers' reflexes to determine whether they were driving safely and whether they were likely to cause an accident. Read the rest of Wechsler's article here.Read More
Trash collectors around the country are getting used to stringent federal rules that severely restrict the use of cell phones while they are behind the wheel. New regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made it illegal for drivers of all commercial motor vehicles to operate their vehicles while talking on the phone – with a few exceptions.Read More
From 1993 to 2009, the rate of workplace homicides fell 59 percent while the overall rate of homicides fell 47 percent, according to the study.