Tag Archives: OSHA

DC DPW Trash Collection Workers Exposed To Toxic Vapor

A Department of Public Works (DPW) trash collection crew was exposed to a toxic vapor today while working in Northeast Washington.  The three-person crew was decontaminated on the scene by the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.  Although, two of the workers were transported to the hospital for additional treatment, the injuries they sustained […]

Proposed Budget: A Good Sign for Workers?

Early last week, the Obama Administration released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2013.  Many believe President Obama’s final budget request has no likelihood of passing, but will serve as a line in the sand for the upcoming presidential campaign. Regardless, examining the proposed budget can shed light on current labor and employment trends. It […]

OSHA News Release: AirTran Ordered to Reinstate, Reimburse Whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines Co., to reinstate a former pilot who was fired after reporting numerous mechanical concerns. The agency also has ordered that the pilot be paid more than $1 million in back wages plus interest and […]