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Department-of-Labor | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

The increased penalties are meant to keep pace with the cost of living, which can lead to significant benefits for workers and level the playing field for responsible employers.

Fines For Workplace Safety Violations Up 78% Starting Aug. 1

Fines For Workplace Safety Violations Up 78% Starting Aug. 1

The increased penalties are meant to keep pace with the cost of living, which can lead to significant benefits for workers and level the playing field for responsible employers.

BLS Reports Decline In Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

Dr. David Michaels says, "In 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in America experienced a serious injury or illness on the job. However, we are encouraged that these rates continue to decline."

Solis Speaks Out On Fatal Occupational Injuries In 2011

In a statement regarding the slightly lower number workplace fatalities for 2011, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said, "We will continue to collaborate with employers, workers, labor leaders, and safety and health professionals to ensure that every American who clocks in for a shift can make it home safe and sound at the end of the day."

August 27-31: Labor Rights Week 2012

In honor of Labor Rights Week, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis says, "Making America’s workplaces safe and fair for everyone is the hallmark of Labor Rights Week. We’re committed to ensuring that workers are safe on the job and paid what they’re owed by law."

March 25: Remembering The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

U.S. Labor Department commemorates anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Mobile site features audio tour and background of historic event.

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Issues Updated Whistleblower Investigations Manual

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new edition of its Whistleblower Investigations Manual, one of a series...

World Workplace Keynote Announced: Alexis Herman

Herman will deliver the conference’s keynote presentation, “The Changing Global Workforce: Ways to Understand it and Leverage It,” on Wednesday, October 27.

This Day in Workplace History: Workers Memorial Day

In the aftermath of the recent fatal incidents this month, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2010.

DOL Unveils "Open Government" Efforts

The work is part of the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to improved accountability, transparency, and service to the American public.

OSHA Directive Addresses Flu Prevention for Healthcare Workers

OSHA issued a compliance directive on 11/20/09 to ensure uniform procedures when conducting inspections to identify and minimize or eliminate high to very high risk occupational exposures for healthcare workers to the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus.

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Strengthens Integrity of Outreach Training Program

In an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, OSHA is strengthening the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by improving how trainers become authorized to teach and ensuring these trainers are in compliance with OSHA program guidelines.

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