U.S. Department of Labor Orders Compensation For Employee Who Refused to Drive Without Safety Measure

November 19, 2019 BOSTON, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that UPS Ground Freight Inc. – doing business as UPS Freight – violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) when managers retaliated against a driver at the Londonderry, New Hampshire, facility. The driver had refused to operate a commercial […]

U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Promote Safety During Construction Project at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

November 18, 2019 CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Power Ujamaa Construction have signed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during the construction of an outpatient care center at the Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) – a destination center for cancer and neurological care. […]

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will include an update on key OSHA initiatives from Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health […]

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Framing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Falls

October 29, 2019 MONTGOMERY, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Diaz Professional Construction LLC for exposing employees to falls at a Montgomery, Alabama, residential worksite. The framing contractor faces $31,879 in penalties. OSHA initiated the inspection as part of its Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction after inspectors […]