May 2021 OSHA Quicktakes

Maine On-Site Consultation Helps Company Decrease Incidents and Increase Employee Morale, Management Commitment, and Employee Involvement

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.

US Department of Labor orders one of the nation's largest railway companies to pay more than $290K in damages, reinstate whistleblower

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.

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Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council has resources to keep workers safe on the road.

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50 Years of Workplace Safety and Health

April 28 is also the 50th anniversary of OSHA beginning its mission to protect the safety and health of America’s workers. Stay tuned for details on upcoming events.

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Austin Power Partners Construction and several labor unions are partnering with OSHA during an expansion project at O’Hare International Airport.

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.

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