• GAO Recommends Eliminating Coal Mine Operators' Self-Bonding

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    GAO found that state agencies and OSMRE report they hold approximately $10.2 billion in surety bonds, collateral bonds, and self-bonds as financial assurances for coal mine reclamation. The stakeholders GAO interviewed identified several challenges OSMRE and state agencies face in managing financial assurances, citing industry bankruptcies and lower coal demand.

  • New Oregon Law Clarifies Hit and Run Driver's Responsibilities

    Failing to perform the duties of a driver involved in a motor vehicle crash can result in felony charges, the Oregon Department of Transportation warns.

News & Articles

  • British Manufacturer Fined in Machine Guarding Case

    An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident found that the company had not implemented procedures to ensure machinery was isolated before starting maintenance work.

  • OSHA Cites Companies After Fatal Pipeline Fire

    OSHA investigators concluded flammable vapors or gases from a vacuum truck leaked, igniting the pipeline.

  • OSHA Cites Pennsylvania Manufacturer

    OSHA cited the manufacturer of dog treats for 19 violations, including failing to implement lockout/tagout procedures, blocking electrical panels, failing to develop a hazard communication program, and exposing workers to confined space, machine guarding, and electrical hazards.

  • OSHA Cites Health Facility for Exposing Employees to Workplace Violence

    OSHA cited Premier Behavioral Health Solutions of Florida Inc. and UHS of Delaware Inc., subsidiaries of Universal Health Services Inc., for not instituting controls to prevent patients from verbal and physical threats of assault, including kicks, punches, and bites, and from using objects as weapons.

  • Energy Department Cites Bechtel National Inc. for Safety Violations

    BNI has been cited for violations in the areas of management responsibilities, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and abatement, training and information, and recordkeeping.

  • OSHA Cites Company for Operating Damaged Forklift

    OSHA responded to complaints that Rural King Supply Inc. allowed workers to operate a damaged forklift despite worker reports of faulty brakes. Upon investigation, OSHA determined that the company failed to perform necessary repairs or discontinue use of the forklift.


  • 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.


  • 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.