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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 2/20

OSHA LogoOccupational Safety news headline for late February, 2012:

  • OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The temporary enforcement measures, extended through September 15, 2012, include priority free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to assure consistency, and increased outreach. Learn more about their efforts for residential construction on OSHA’s website.

  • OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines Co., to reinstate a former pilot who was fired after reporting numerous mechanical concerns. The agency also has ordered that the pilot be paid more than $1 million in back wages plus interest and compensatory damages. Visit OSHA’s website to learn more about this particular case.

  • U.S. Labor Department files complaint to require DeMoulas Super Markets to address hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s regional solicitor’s office in Boston has filed a complaint against DeMoulas Super Markets Inc., doing business as Market Basket, with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The complaint asks the commission to order the Tewksbury, Mass.-based chain to comply with the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s safety standards designed to protect employees from fall and laceration hazards at the employer’s more than 60 stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Click here to read more about this complaint from the U.S. Labor Department.

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