Occupational Safety And Health Administration

Occupational Safety And Health Administration News

  • Amazon Worker Issues Mount Amid Labor Department Scrutiny

    Amazon.com Inc.’s labor issues are growing at its sprawling network of fulfillment centers, where it ships everything from books to big-screen televisions.

  • Amazon Worker Deaths Examined by U.S. Labor Department

    Two workers have died at Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment centers since December, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, adding to safety questions about the warehouses where packages are shipped to customers.

  • Proposed Power Plant Carbon Limits Not Reviewable by Congress: GAO

    Bloomberg BNA — The Obama administration's proposed limits on power plant carbon pollution can't be voted down by Congress under the Congressional Review Act, which only provides procedures for killing rules in their final form, the Government Accountability Office said in a May 29 report.

  • Williams Probe Expanded on ‘Unusual’ Gas Accidents Trio

    A probe into safety practices at pipeline operator Williams Cos. is being expanded after a natural gas plant fire led to the evacuation of a town in Wyoming last month, the company’s third accident in a year.

  • Worker Fatalities Surge in North Dakota Oil Boom: Study

    Oil and gas workers in North Dakota are six times more likely to die on the job than their peers in other states as inexperienced workers join the state’s oil and gas boom, according to a report by a labor group.

  • Williams Reviews Safety After Fire, Explosions at Gas Plants

    Williams Cos., the fourth-biggest U.S. pipeline operator, is studying its safety practices after a series of incidents including a fatal Louisiana explosion in June and a fire last week at a natural gas-processing plant in Wyoming.

  • Explosive Fertilizer Needs Regulation, U.S. Board Finds

    National regulations on the handling and storage of ammonium nitrate fertilizer are needed to avoid the type of massive explosion that last year killed 14 people in West, Texas, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said.

  • Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales

    In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts.

  • SeaWorld Trainers Barred From Killer Whale Pools, Rides

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. lost its bid to overturn U.S. limits on trainers’ contact with killer whales imposed after one of the animals drowned an amusement park employee during a 2010 show.

  • OSHA Cites Texas Fertilizer Plant for 24 Safety Violations

    The fertilizer facility in Texas that exploded earlier this year, killing 15 people, was cited yesterday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 24 violations of worker safety protections and issued a proposed fine of $118,300.

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