Avetta Industry Watch - Week of June 27

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  • Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News from WSJ – The Wall Street Journal: This week’s top news from Paul Page’s round-ups included news around the decrease in imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the next step in container shipping consolidation that’s shaping up as an ongoing overhaul of the world’s ocean-going fleets, coal exporters in Utah looking for a new way to ship their product out of the country, and more.
  • OSHA gears up for raft of safety guideline rollouts – Business Insurance: According to the head of OSHA, the organization will have a busy regulatory agenda during the second half of 2016, including the planned publication of anti-retaliation and health and safety program management guidelines.
  • 20 Years of OSHA Violations, Now $3.42 Million in Proposed Fines for Ohio Auto Parts Manufacturer – EHS Today: Let’s face it – OSHA violations aren’t cheap. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division are investigating a repair shop in Columbus after a 17-year- old was critically injured while at work. The Department of Labor believes the worker had been employed at the repair shop about a month, and according to OSHA, it will investigate the business to determine if violations of machine safety procedures contributed to the incident.
  • Gig economy workers injured on the job should get workers’ comp protections – Quartz: Did you know “on demand” or “gig economy” jobs are among the most dangerous jobs in the United States? Of note, taxi drivers and chauffeurs are killed on the job at a rate five times higher than the average for all workers. Many on-demand businesses, however, have figured out how to avoid responsibility for worker safety and workers’ compensation— by simply labeling their workers as “independent contractors” who are supposedly in business for themselves.