Tag: Safety

Investing in America’s Middle Class

Investing in America’s Middle Class

A few weeks ago, during his State of the Union address, President Obama told the American people that, now that we are out from under the shadow of the Great Recession, it’s time for us to decide what kind of nation we are going to be for the future. “Will we accept an economy where […]

Continue Reading »

When the Earth Shakes, OSHA Listens

Filed in DOL, Safety by on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
When the Earth Shakes, OSHA Listens

Napa County, California recently experienced a 6.1 magnitude earthquake with multiple aftershocks – the largest earthquake in the region in 25 years. Earthquakes can occur at any time with no warning, so it is important to maintain constant preparedness.  While nothing can prevent earthquakes from occurring, there are things we can do to minimize the […]

Continue Reading »

Responding to Hurricane Sandy

Filed in Jobs, Safety, Secretary Solis by on December 20, 2012 1 Comment
Responding to Hurricane Sandy

In the weeks since Hurricane Sandy swept onto shore and left a path of destruction along the East Coast, we’ve witnessed the bravery and sheer determination of the region’s residents as they recover and rebuild.   Last month, we made our way to one of the hardest-hit areas of Staten Island. Vibrant beachfronts once filled with […]

Continue Reading »

Online Tool to Help Businesses Fight Child and Forced Labor

Around the world, roughly 215 million children toil in child labor; another 21 million people are trapped in forced labor. If these groups represented a single nation, it would be the fifth largest in the world. Governments and businesses both have a critical role to play in eradicating this problem. That is why today our […]

Continue Reading »

A Day to Honor Our Nation’s Miners

Filed in Safety, Workplace Rights by on December 6, 2012 1 Comment
A Day to Honor Our Nation’s Miners

Today we recognize the third annual National Miners Day, which marks the accomplishments and sacrifices of miners across the nation. Dec. 6 was chosen as National Miners Day to honor the 362 miners who perished in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va., in 1907 − the worst mining accident in American history. Like many […]

Continue Reading »

Crowd Management is Something to be Grateful For

Filed in Safety, Workplace Rights by on November 19, 2012 3 Comments
Crowd Management is Something to be Grateful For

While many Americans are going back for seconds this Thanksgiving, others will be jetting out of the house to take advantage of massive holiday sales, some of which even begin Thanksgiving night. Department stores and retailers across the country have huge sales events, creating massive lines waiting for the doors to open. The frenzied crowd […]

Continue Reading »

New York Stories in the Wake of Sandy

Filed in Jobs, Safety, Secretary Solis by on November 6, 2012 3 Comments
New York Stories in the Wake of Sandy

No television image or news report can prepare you for this. Families without power—unable to shower or wash their clothes for days—huddled together in churches serving as “warming centers” to provide refuge from the stinging cold outside… Mounds of displaced sand plowed two stories high in residential neighborhoods, so homeowners could finally get through their […]

Continue Reading »

Miners’ Rights at the Forefront

Filed in Safety, Workplace Rights by on September 17, 2012 0 Comments

When I arrived at the Mine Safety and Health Administration in October 2009, one of my top priorities was to educate miners about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, specifically those rights that pertain to their safety and health.  According to Section 105(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, a […]

Continue Reading »

Promoting Labor Rights is Everyone’s Responsibility

This year’s Labor Rights Week theme, ‘Promoting Labor Rights is Everyone’s Responsibility,’ underscores the importance of partnerships between the Labor Department and other countries to educate migrant workers and their employers about U.S. labor laws. Making America’s workplaces safe and fair for everyone is the hallmark of Labor Rights Week. We’re committed to ensuring that […]

Continue Reading »

Safety Innovation at Our Fingertips

Filed in Safety, Web Apps, Workplace Rights by on August 16, 2012 3 Comments

Three months ago, we launched a new challenge to make use of one of our nation’s greatest resources – the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the American public. Innovation has always been inspired by economic and technological challenges in our communities, classrooms and businesses. At the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, we are committed to […]

Continue Reading »