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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 9/16

OSHA LogoOccupational Safety news headline for late September, 2011:

  • OSHA Awards $10.7 Million in Susan Harwood Safety and Health Training Grants

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today awarded $10.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to 37 new and 32 returning recipients, including nonprofit and community/faith-based groups, business and trade associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, and colleges and universities. For more details, or to learn more about the Susan Harwood Grants, visit OSHA’s website.

  • US Department of Labor finds Bank of America in Violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblower Protection Provisions

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America Corp. in violation of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for improperly firing an employee. The bank has been ordered to reinstate and pay the employee approximately $930,000, which includes back wages, interest, compensatory damages and attorney fees. To learn more about this case and the whistleblower protection provisions, visit OSHA’s website.

  • OSHA Issues 2011 Annual Inspection Plan for Protecting Workers in High-Hazard Workplaces

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting* 2011 (SST-11) program to help the agency direct enforcement resources to high-hazard workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur. To learn more about the inspection plan, visit OSHA’s website.

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