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OSHA whistleblower policy a ‘game changer’ for corporate America

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New guidelines released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are a “game changer” for how corporate America will handle whistleblowers in the workplace, a national employment law firm says. Under the new rules, the federal agency responsible for enforcing ...

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OSHA issues new guidelines for settlements in whistleblower cases

A new policy from the federal agency that oversees workplace safety will block settlement agreements that infringe on whistleblowing activities. (Thinkstock)

As non-disclosure agreements of various kinds become more prevalent in the workplace, one federal agency tasked with regulating workplaces is taking a stand to protect whistleblower activities. New guidelines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration seek to protect employees who report activities ...

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OSHA maximum penalties increase for the first time since 1990

For the first time since 1990, the maximum penalties for workplace safety violations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are increasing. (File)

For the first time since 1990, the maximum penalties for workplace safety violations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are increasing. OSHA’s maximum fees, which critics have always considered too low to spur businesses to make their workplaces safer, ...

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Government seeks new limits on silica dust

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators announced plans Friday to dramatically limit workplace exposure to silica dust, an agent known to cause crippling lung disease and cancer in thousands of workers each year. The proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...

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Wal-Mart agrees to safety fixes at 2,857 stores

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at more than 2,800 stores as part of a settlement agreement with the Labor Department. The retail giant has also agreed to ...

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OSHA finds safety violations at Army pond where 3 have died

WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen safety standards were violated at an Army weapons-testing pond near Baltimore where three people have died this year, the Labor Department said Thursday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration found seven serious violations at the ...

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