Hunting Dearborn, Inc., with over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, is located in the small town of Fryeburg, Maine.
Hunting Dearborn, Inc. provides precision metal manufacturing for oil and gas, aerospace, nuclear, and power generations industries. The company learned of SafetyWorks! Maine On-Site Consultation at an Annual Maine Safety conference. In 2008, with rising incidents and recordable injuries, the company reached out to Maine On-Site Consultation for a visit.
An employee of one of the nation’s largest North American freight railroad networks will receive more than $290,000 in back pay, damages and fees, and be reinstated to their job after the U.S. Department of Labor found the worker’s rights were violated under the Federal Railroad Safety Act.
BNSF Railway Co. accused the employee of violating a doctor’s restrictions against physical activity following a work-related injury. When the employee provided documents during a subsequent hearing to prove that his doctor allowed physical activity, the company ignored the documents and fired him.
Major construction projects require continued coordination between the general contractor, subcontractors, tradesmen and others working on-site to complete the build on time and on budget. Getting the work done while protecting the safety and health of those on the job takes similar coordination, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration stands ready to assist.
OSHA signed a strategic partnership with the Austin Power Partners Construction, Illinois On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program, Local 73 Sheet Metal Workers, District Council 14 Painters, Chicago Council of Carpenters and IBEW Local 134 Electricians Unions. The partnership seeks to prevent worker injuries and exposure to hazards during construction of a $550 million expansion project.