US Department of Labor proposes $145K in fines after  worker suffers fatal injury at Chicago-area pizza manufacturer

January 24, 2022 Sanitation workers exposed to equipment hazards during cleaning operations CREST HILL, IL – A 42-year-old employee of a Crest Hill frozen-pizza manufacturer suffered a fatal injury while cleaning a machine on July 20, 2021. An inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that Rich Products Corp.’s failure to implement energy […]

US Department of Labor seeks nominations for employee representative on Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

January 24, 2022   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is requesting nominations to fill one vacant employee representative position on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The 15-member group advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on developing standards and […]

Statement from Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Supreme Court ruling on OSHA emergency temporary standard on vaccination, testing

January 13, 2022 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling on the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard on vaccination and testing: “I am disappointed in the court’s decision, which is a major setback to the health and safety of workers across the […]