Jury Finds Pennsylvania Company Wrongfully Terminated Two Employees for Participating in OSHA Investigation

Jury Finds Pennsylvania Company Wrongfully Terminated Two Employees for Participating in OSHA Investigation

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A U.S. district court jury found that Lloyd Industries, Inc., and its owner unlawfully terminated two employees because of their involvement in an OSHA safety investigation. One employee was fired after suffering an amputation, which prompted an OSHA investigation. A manager was fired because the company believed that he cooperated with OSHA’s investigation.

For more information, see the news release and visit OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Programs website.

May 31 is National Heat Awareness Day

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OSHA and the National Weather Service will team up on May 31 to encourage employers and workers to recognize the warning signs for heat illness and keep workers safe. Every year, there are dozens of preventable worker deaths and thousands more workers become ill from extreme heat or humid conditions. Visit OSHA’s website for information on the agency’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, and the National Weather Service website for heat safety tips and resources.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces $10.5 Million in Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced that $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants are available in the areas of targeted topic training, training and educational materials development, and capacity building. Applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities. Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on July 2, 2019. Details on the grants and how to apply are available at Grants.gov.

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