OSHA
Government, Business, Safety

OSHA Conducts First of Several Hearings on Whistleblower Protections

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Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had scheduled a two-hour public hearing June 12 for trucking and rail industry stakeholders to disclose issues facing the agency’s whistleblower protection program — but the hearing only lasted an hour.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Safety

Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements

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Raising awareness of OSHA’s whistleblower rules would improve the agency’s enforcement of laws banning retaliation against employees in the rail and trucking industries, business and worker representatives said.

Bruce Rolfsen | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FedEx ‘Brain Coach’ Scott Mugno Nominated for OSHA Post

'Brain coach' Scott Mugno with FedEx drivers Mugno, right, and Fed Ex drivers courtesy of Jennifer Wade/FedEx Ground

Scott Mugno, the behind-the-scenes coach credited with much of the success of FedEx drivers at the National Truck Driving Championships and for FedEx’s safety record overall, has been nominated to be the next Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2017
Government

OSHA Orders Central Transport to Improve Safety

Trucking freight company Central Transport has been ordered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve safety after finding hazards that could crush and injure workers.

Jim Shay | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
December 12, 2016
Government

OSHA Orders Driver Rehired, Reimbursed

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate a truck driver who was fired for refusing to violate his hours of service, and the Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based company also was ordered to pay the driver $276,000 in back wages and damages.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2016
Government, Business, Logistics

OSHA Orders NFI to Reinstate Fired Driver Who Wouldn't Violate HOS

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate a truck driver who was fired for refusing to violate his hours of service. The New Jersey company also was ordered to pay the driver $276,000 in back wages and damages.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2016
Government

FMCSA, OSHA to Work Together on Coercion Claims

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening coordination between the agencies in investigating truck driver safety, coercion and retaliation complaints against motor carriers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2014
Government

OSHA Orders Fleets to Pay Fired Drivers After Whistleblower-Protection Violations

Two trucking fleets received orders from the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to compensate workers who were fired after they said they were unable to drive because of illness.

January 13, 2014
Government

Ohio Carrier to Pay $302,000 in OSHA Case

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration and an Ohio trucking company settled a civil lawsuit after two drivers claimed they were fired for being whistleblowers, OSHA said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2013