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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 9/2

OSHA LogoOccupational Safety news headline for early September, 2011:

  • Union Pacific Railroad Found Violating FRSA

    The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Union Pacific Railroad Co., headquartered in Omaha, to pay a total of $400,000 in punitive damages, $90,315 in compensatory damages, $34,900 in attorney fees and more than $90,000 in back wages to three employees. To read more, visit OSHA’s website.

  • OSHA Issues Hazard Alert for Employees Working on Circuit Breakers

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a hazard alert, warning workers and employers of the dangers of using certain Eaton/Cutler-Hammer molded-case circuit breakers that were incorrectly rebuilt. The third-party rebuilder may have altered the circuit breakers – identified by model numbers E²K and E²KM – by using incorrect parts that can cause the breakers to malfunction. To learn more about this hazard alert, visit OSHA’s website.

  • Secretary of Labor Issues Statement on Fatal Occupational Injuries

    Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released today show little change in the number of workplace fatalities in 2010 compared with 2009. Last year, 4,547 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009. In response, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement. To read Solis’s statement, visit OSHA’s website.

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