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Businesses react to ruling against Biden vaccine mandate

Jan. 15, 2022 11:18 AM EST

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday's ruling by the high court to block a...

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

Jan. 15, 2022 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration's sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. At a time when hospitals are being...

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

Jan. 14, 2022 22:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration's sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. At a time when hospitals are being...

Nebraska men sentenced for company's safety violations

Jan. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha company and two of its owners were sentenced Friday to federal prison for knowingly violating worker safety standards, leading to an explosion that killed two workers. Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services; Steven Michael Braithwaite, president and owner...

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan. 14, 2022 01:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is...

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

Jan. 13, 2022 21:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job. At the same time, the court is...

OSHA: Federal agency violated safety policies at Texas plant

Jan. 13, 2022 17:39 PM EST

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated safe handling policies at a helium plant in the Texas Panhandle, federal work-safety investigators reported Thursday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement that it is the first time...

US to allow teen semi drivers in test apprenticeship program

Jan. 13, 2022 17:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is moving forward with a plan to let teenagers drive big rigs from state to state in a test program. Currently, truckers who cross state lines must be at least 21 years old, but an apprenticeship program required by Congress to help ease supply...

Social workers' field safety remains concern after killing

Jan. 09, 2022 10:19 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are seeking answers after the killing last week of a state child welfare worker during a home visit — the second such tragedy to occur in less than five years. Deidre Silas, an investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and...

Chemical company cited after exposure killed 2 workers

Jan. 06, 2022 19:54 PM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A chemical manufacturing company faces more than $230,000 in fines after a federal investigation found exposure to toxic chemicals led to the deaths of two employees and sickened another last summer. Daikin America exposed three chemical operators to...