U.S. Department of Labor Awards $11.2 Million In Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

September 18, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded approximately $11.2 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 90 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, including the coronavirus, […]

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Massachusetts Dental Practice For Failing to Fully Implement Workplace Respiratory Protections

September 16, 2020 GEORGETOWN, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Georgetown Dental LLC for violating respiratory protection and other standards at the Georgetown, Massachusetts, location. OSHA cited the dental practice for six serious and one other-than-serious violations, with proposed penalties of $9,500. The company has paid the penalty […]

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks Used in Railroad Roadway Work

September 14, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule today amending the agency’s crane standard. The final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers, while reducing compliance burdens. The final rule adds certain exemptions and clarifications to recognize the unique equipment and circumstances in […]