The recent indictments out of Nebraska related to the deaths of two workers and mishandling of hazardous waste demonstrates EPA’s and DOJ’s continued focus on the intersection of environmental protection and worker safety. With substantially larger criminal penalties for certain environmental violations than available in worker safety statutes, the DOJ, EPA and OSHA will look to apply […]
President Trump is filling out his regulatory team with the recent nomination of Scott Mugno to lead OSHA. Dubbed the “Brain Coach” to FedEx’s Championship Drivers, Scott brings a distinguished record to the role with his experience at FedEx Ground where he oversees Safety, Sustainability and Maintenance and previously served as the Managing Director for FedEx […]
Linking to a recent story in Bloomberg chronicling several recent tragic worker fatalities and injuries in the U.S. auto parts manufacturing sector, titled “Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs – The South’s manufacturing renaissance comes with a heavy price. Reports like this reinforce that “government oversight” is not the only […]
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By Brent Fewell Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of clients develop and assess their EHS compliance programs. Some do compliance well and others, well, let’s just say others don’t know what they don’t know. And that will come back to bite them. The goal must always be effective compliance in terms of protecting the […]