US Department of Labor seeks information on updating OSHA’s mechanical power presses standard

July 28, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a Request for Information seeking information and public input as the agency considers updates to its mechanical power presses standard. OSHA first issued the mechanical power presses standard in 1971, based on the American National Standards Institute industry consensus standard. ANSI has […]

US Department of Labor, Shipbuilders Council of America alliance seeks to promote safe, healthful workplaces in Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry

July 27, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Shipbuilders Council of America and its associate members have signed a two-year alliance to protect shipbuilding workers in the Mid-Atlantic region from workplace safety and health hazards. The alliance will: Provide information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including […]

US Department of Labor investigation of severe injury finds Trenton metal manufacturer exposed workers to dangerous machine hazards

July 27, 2021   Blac Investments Inc.’s decision to remove machine guards led to incident TRENTON, FL – On just his third week working for a Trenton manufacturer, a 21-year-old machine operator’s life changed forever. On Feb. 1, 2021, the operator suffered a partial hand amputation because the company allowed protective guards to be removed from […]

US Department of Labor, Chippewa Valley Technical College reaffirm commitment to train Chippewa Valley workers on job hazards

July 27, 2021 Ambassador Alliance signing set for Thursday, July 29, at CVTC Eau Claire campus EAU CLAIRE, WI – The success of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Chippewa Valley Technical College has led OSHA to reaffirm its commitment to training employers and workers on workplace safety, and in […]