OSHA Rule Would Reveal Rogue Employers

The truth of the adage that knowledge is power is evident in backlash against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed rule to publicize companies’ health and safety records. OSHA wants to eventually create a public web site containing workplace health and safety information. Businesses already have to report this information to OSHA and this … Continue reading “OSHA Rule Would Reveal Rogue Employers”

OSHA Suit Linked to Bullying

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has initiated what appears to be one of its first – if not its first – lawsuit involving  workplace bullying. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed the lawsuit earlier this month against a Fort Lauderdale business owner who fired a worker after the worker complained to … Continue reading “OSHA Suit Linked to Bullying”

OSHA: A Sleeping Giant Awakes?

Many countries around the world consider workplace violence to be an important worker health and safety issue but the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been oddly silent on this issue..  That’s why it is significant that OSHA recently cited a  Dallas company for safety violations following a robbery that resulted in the  horrific death … Continue reading “OSHA: A Sleeping Giant Awakes?”

OSHA Adopts Workplace Anti-Bullying Policy

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has adopted a safety program for its own workers that includes a workplace anti-bully policy. The policy is contained in a 278-page document, the OSHA Field Health and Safety Manual, which was released on May 23, 2011. The manual outlines safety practices for OSHA’s field offices. It was … Continue reading “OSHA Adopts Workplace Anti-Bullying Policy”

Appeals Ct: NV Officials On The Hook For Failing To Investigate Worker’s Complaint

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that four Nevada officials can be sued for allegedly scuttling an investigation into a retaliation complaint filed by a whistleblower who worked at Ear Nose and Throat Associates (ENTA) in Las Vegas, NV. Helen Armstrong, a human resources supervisor at ENTA, reported the … Continue reading “Appeals Ct: NV Officials On The Hook For Failing To Investigate Worker’s Complaint”