Enforcement

  • CSB Meeting Nov. 14 on Two Macondo Blowout Recommendations

    Recommendations from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board following the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 are still open. (U.S. Chemical Safety Board photo)

    The board is scheduled to discuss changing the status of two recommendations to the Department of Interior in its 2016 final report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout and spill, as well as the status of current investigations.

  • DOL Offering Grants to Aid in Disaster Response Following Irma

    Hurricane Irma caused flooding in Naples, Fla., The U.S. Department of Labor has initially committed up to $40 million in Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant funding to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to aid in disaster response.

    Included in DOL assistance is that OSHA is posting guidance to help employers keep their workers safe during cleanup and recovery operations, and most OSHA programmed enforcement actions will halt in affected areas to avoid disrupting recovery operations. An OSHA Emergency Response Team will provide compliance assistance.


News & Articles

  • Enhanced Holiday Traffic Enforcement Begins

    Law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that began Dec. 13 and continues until Jan. 1, 2018.

  • OSHA Cites Dealership in Fatal Fire

    OSHA inspectors determined the employees were using a flammable brake wash to scrub the service pit floor when the fire occurred. As a result, three employees died, a fourth was critically burned, and a fifth employee was treated for smoke inhalation and released.

  • Narrow Escape in Tree Felling Brings $32,000 Fine

    The company, the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company Limited, was carrying out the job on Aug. 1, 2016, when the 82-foot poplar tree was dropped in the wrong direction, hitting two vehicles and narrowly missing two members of the public.

  • Colorado Agencies Step Up DUI Enforcement Through Dec. 11

    According to preliminary data, 193 people have died in impaired driving crashes on Colorado roadways through Oct. 31 this year, a sharp increase from 170 at the same time a year ago.

  • DEA Restructuring Includes Louisville Field Division

    The first new Field Division in nearly 20 years, it will be established on Jan. 1 and will include Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

  • Insurance Agent Sentenced in Comp Fraud Case

    The Washington state Attorney General's Office prosecuted the case as an aggravated offense because it happened over a long time and involved multiple acts as well as the loss of a large amount of money.


Whitepapers

  • Six Answers About EPA’s RCRA Generator Improvements Rule

    EPA’s historic update to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations takes effect on May 30, 2017. The new rules will have a major impact on how your facility manages hazardous waste. Download this free report to explore the biggest changes and identify the steps your facility should take now to prepare.


Videos

  • You're Going Nowhere Fast

    Operation Dry Water is a year-round campaign to help boaters understand the dangers and risks of boating while under the influence. The mission of ODW is to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.

  • Labor Department Centennial Video

    You would be amazed to learn what you never knew you never knew about the history of the U.S. Department of Labor. Spend just six minutes with this fantastic 2014 video, produced in conjunction with our centennial, to discover how the department was created, meet all the labor secretaries, get a glimpse of our legislative history, and appreciate the many and important things we do for workers across the nation.

  • School Bus Safety

    Lt. Ray Robinson and Trooper John McFarland of the Tennessee Highway Patrol discuss school bus safety inspections and also the critical incident response team’s response to serious school bus accidents in this new video from the highway patrol.