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News: January 5, 2018

 

Job Growth

Job Growth

The economy added 148,000 jobs in December, a total of 2.06 million in 2017, including increases in manufacturing, construction, and mining and logging.

 

Healthcare Proposal

A proposed rule would expand access to healthcare through Small Business Health Plans.

Healthcare Proposal

 

Snow Safety

Snow Safety

OSHA urges employees and employers to be aware of potential hazards connected to snow removal and cleanup.

 

In Case You Missed It

Visa Settlement

Safety Citation

Proposed Penalties

Visa Settlement

A Maine vegetable farm has paid $10,164 in penalties for H-2B visa violations and agreed to amend hiring and pay practices.

Safety Citation

A Saipan construction company was cited after three employees died from exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas.

Proposed Penalties

OSHA cited Tampa Electric and Gaffin Industrial Services after a molten slag release killed five workers and injured one.

Wage Recovery

Fighting Child Labor

Roof Safety

Wage Recovery

The Department recovered $1.6 million in back wages and damages for Southern California garment industry employees in 2017.

Fighting Child Labor

The Department has awarded nearly $60 million in grants to strengthen labor law enforcement and combat child labor and modern slavery.

Roof Safety

OSHA has cited an Ohio roofing contractor for exposing employees to safety hazards, the fifth such citation since 2014.

 

DOL Working For You

The Best Decision

The Best Decision

After completing a machining apprenticeship in her 30s, Regina now works in management. "Pursuing an apprenticeship was the best decision I have ever made," she said.

 

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