US Department of Labor investigation of 21-year-old worker’s fatal fall finds Burleson roofing contractor again ignored fall safety requirement

June 29, 2022   Despite November 2021 violation, Shielder Ventures LLC failed to take required actions HOUSTON – On Jan. 26, 2022, a 21-year-old roofing worker suffered fatal injuries after falling about 30 feet through a skylight atop a Houston building, a fatality that a Burleson contractor could have been prevented if they had heeded a […]

US Department of Labor proposes approval of Massachusetts’ occupational health, safety plan for local government workers

June 29, 2022   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published a proposed rulemaking to approve a new occupational safety and health plan for Massachusetts state and local employers and their employees. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, state and local government employers are specifically excluded from federal coverage. However, the […]

OSHA reminds fireworks/pyrotechnics industry to put worker safety first in advance of July 4 celebrations

June 28, 2022 WASHINGTON – As Independence Day approaches, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to be vigilant and protect workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events. In preparation for the July 4 holiday celebrations and firework displays, OSHA reminds employers […]