Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA, the Occupational and Safety Administration, says dozens of outdoor workers die each year because of heat related illnesses, and thousands more become sick.
Accidents with nail guns send about 37,000 people to the emergency room each year.
Most office workers don’t think of their offices as dangerous, but OSHA has regulations intended to protect all workers – even those who don’t have high risk jobs.
Since the deadly demolition site building collapse in center city one year ago, the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been working more closely with federal workplace safety officials.
A new OSHA report a report pins much of the responsibility on demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy equipment operator Sean Benschop. The building’s owner and the Salvation Army are not mentioned.
From ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.
Two contractors involved in a downtown Philadelphia building collapse hurled blame at each other Tuesday, through lawyers who broke their clients’ weeklong silence about the disaster that killed six.
Federal labor officials announced Tuesday they found nine workplace violations at a candy repackaging and distribution facility owned by The Hershey Co. and operated by Exel Inc., the site of protests last summer by foreign student workers.