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Complaint may spur review of meat industry's virus response

Apr. 07, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A union complaint about whether an Oklahoma meatpacking plant is doing enough to protect workers from the coronavirus could test the industry's response to the pandemic because Seaboard Foods says it is following recommendations from the government and trade groups. ...

Fargo seed company settles with OSHA over employee injury

Mar. 24, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo birdseed production company has reached a settlement with a federal agency that investigated a severe and life-altering injury to an employee. The probe by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stemmed from an incident in August...

Another Florence restaurant fined over COVID-19 restrictions

Feb. 24, 2021 18:27 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — State officials have fined another Florence restaurant for several violations of guidelines meant to protect employees from COVID-19. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday it had fined Firehouse Restaurant &...

OSHA offers new virus safety guidance for employers

Jan. 29, 2021 17:17 PM EST

President Joe Biden's administration released new workplace guidelines Friday that signaled a more proactive approach to protecting workers from the coronavirus. The new guidance from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration seeks to protect all types of...

Unions file OSHA complaint over no Capitol mask mandate

Jan. 21, 2021 18:16 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A labor union representing state workers has filed a complaint with the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration, arguing that a lack of a mask mandate at the Iowa Capitol threatens the safety of everyone who enters the building. Iowa...