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Repetitive Motion Injuries Cut by Exoskeletal Technology

Since 2005, Ford says incidents in global facilities that resulted in lost time fell 75%. The 2018 incident rate was one of the lowest on record. Ford is introducing wearable technology globally after a successful trial in two U.S. plants. Continue reading

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OSHA Sues AT&T over Injury Suspensions

The complaint alleges that in 13 separate incidents, employees of AT&T were disciplined and given one- to three-day unpaid suspensions for reporting injuries that occurred on the job. Continue reading

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OSHA Proposes New Workplace Injury, Illness Tracking

Like virtually all government entities, OSHA is struggling to update its procedures and IT systems. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. Continue reading

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Clean Diesel Technologies to pay $1.9 million to ex CFO

OSHA’s investigation found that the company violated the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act when it wrongfully terminated the former CFO for warning the board of directors about ethical and financial concerns raised by a proposed merger. Continue reading

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Fraud Charges Filed in Gulf Oil Cleanup Employment Scam

A 22-count federal indictment was unsealed in New Orleans charging Connie M. Knight, 46, with impersonating a federal employee in order to get people to pay her for fraudulent hazardous waste safety training after the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill. Continue reading

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OSHA and NIOSH Say Fracking Hurts Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today issued a ‘hazard alert’ to employers conducting hydraulic fracking operations. OSHA wants steps to protect workers from silica exposure in the controversial technique used to extract oil and natural gas. The hazard alert follows a study by NIOSH and industry that identified overexposure to silica as a health hazard to workers during hydraulic fracking. No data on the effect of residents of these areas were released. Continue reading

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50,000 Died from “Occupational Diseases” and 4,340 Worker Deaths on Job in 2009, Latest AFL-CIO Report Says

Workplace safety has improved in the 40 years since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed, but many workers remain at risk, according to the AFL-CIO. In a new report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect,” the … Continue reading

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