OSHA

  • OSHA representatives provides demos to construction workers on how to correctly operate safety equipment in De Pere, Wisconsin. Photo by Flickr user U.S. Department of Labor
    September 11, 2014   BY Tom Raum, Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accidents. Continue reading

  • Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded yesterday afternoon on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A federal probe has found gaps in chemical safety regulations at several plants and other locations across the U.S. Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images
    May 21, 2014   BY Hope Yen, Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say. Outdated federal policies, poor information sharing with states and a raft of industry exemptions point to scant federal oversight, says a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

    The report found regulatory gaps in environmental and worker protections and urged broad changes to U.S. safety rules. President Barack Obama pledged to stiffen enforcement following the explosion on April 17, 2013, in West, Texas. Continue reading