Category Archives: Legislative News

OSHA seeks input for Beryllium exposure requirements

OSHA seeks input for Beryllium exposure requirements

Source: EHS Today OSHA’s new proposed rule is aimed at clearifying the requirements to protect workers from shipyards and construction from beryllium exposure. The agency is seeking feedback to more appropriately tailor the requirements of the standards to the exposures in these industries. The proposal ensures consistency with the general industry standard where appropriate based on a July […]

U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia sworn into office

U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia sworn into office

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a White House swearing-in event on Sept. 30, led by President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia released the following statement. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve in President Trump’s Administration and to lead this great Department where I […]

John Deere 850L dozer pushes productivity to the next level

John Deere 850L dozer pushes productivity to the next level

MOLINE, IL – Designed to meet the demanding needs of today’s earth movers, the new John Deere 850L dozer boasts the productivity, reliability and durability customers expect in a production dozer. A few of the customer-inspired updates include a larger displacement engine, increased operating weight, new operator station and several improvements to maximize reliability and […]

A cautionary tale: Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

A cautionary tale:  Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

On the Front Lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams What happens if an employer refuses to pay a fine assessed by OSHA? The short answer is that the obligation to pay the penalty doesn’t simply evaporate if a company refuses to comply. In fact, the company isn’t the only one that […]

U.S. DoL awards $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago Grants for mine safety education and training

U.S. DoL awards $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago Grants for mine safety education and training

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the award of $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago Grant Program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. The fiscal year 2019 grants focus on powered […]