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OSHA Cites Anthony Timberlands After Worker Death

In a statement, the agency blasted the company's "continued disregard for the safety and well-being of its employees." read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Manufacturing

OSHA Cites Lumber Company Over Arkansas Worker’s Death

Investigators say the 18-year-old worker was killed after a "makeshift brake" on a forklift failed. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal

OSHA Cites Arkansas Contractor for 2 Worker Deaths

The agency said Belt Construction Inc. of Texarkana failed to test oxygen levels in a sewer 20 feet below ground. read more >
A Tyson Foods processing plant in Wilksboro, North Carolina 
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Public Companies

Report: Trump Officials, Meat Companies Knew Workers at Risk

Emails also show the companies submitted a draft of the executive order Trump issued to keep meatpacking plants open as critical infrastructure. read more >
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Biden Administration Officially Withdraws Workplace Vaccine Rule

OSHA said it still strongly encourages workers to get vaccinated. read more >
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Employment Lawyers Give Advice After SCOTUS Blocks Vaccine Mandate

Businesses still need to be mindful of state and federal regulations. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
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Hutchinson: Arkansas Employers Should Wait for SCOTUS Decision on Worker Vaccine Mandate

The rule took effect Monday but the governor said businesses should not comply. read more >
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Supreme Court Weighs Vaccine Rules Affecting 80 Million Workers

Justices began hearing oral arguments Friday. read more >
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EXPLAINER: Must Employers Follow Biden’s Vaccine Mandates?

Tens of millions of workers across the U.S. are in limbo as federal courts have issued different rulings related to the mandate. read more >
President-elect Joe Biden addressing the nation from Wilmington, Delaware on Jan.11, 2021.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Court Allows Biden Vaccine Mandate to Take Effect

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block the order. read more >
A Google Street View image of Maxwell Hardwood Flooring in Monticello 
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Hardwood Flooring Plant Faces $204K in Fines After Worker Injuries

OSHA cited the company for willful and serious violations. read more >
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Senate Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Avoiding Shutdown

The measure extends spending to Feb. 18 and includes $7 billion to support Afghanistan evacuees. read more >
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A Mandate for Higher Inflation (Rick Crawford Commentary)

The Arkansas congressman weighs in on President Biden's workplace vaccine mandate and its possible effect on the economy. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Appeals Court Stays Vaccine Mandate for Larger Businesses

The Biden administration says it's confident that the requirement will withstand legal challenges. read more >
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces on Nov. 4, 2021 that that the state will file a legal challenge to President Joe Biden's workplace vaccine mandate. 
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Arkansas Suing Over Biden Vaccine Mandate; Governor Says it Threatens Jobs

The Republican governor said the mandate will “create hardship on people, business and our efforts to get people back to work." read more >
People wait in line for the new one-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Covina, California, on March 13, 2021.
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Employer Vaccine Mandates Convert Some Workers, But Not All

Tyson Foods says employee vaccinations are up 30% since it announced a mandate in August. read more >
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Walmart Sales Soared, Essential Workers Got Scant Protection

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville, the nation’s largest private employer, provides a window into the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's performance during the pandemic. read more >
Workers on processing line at a Tyson Foods Inc. poultry plant.
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9,000 Employees Sick As COVID-19 Overwhelmed Arkansas Workplaces

In working conditions that stress a quick turnaround and have close contact between employees, workers said they were put at risk for catching COVID-19, and legal-aid attorneys and worker-advocacy groups said the state regulatory structure was overwhelmed by the pandemic. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Fined $263K After Amputation at Texas Plant

Federal inspectors have fined Tyson Foods more than $263,000 for safety violations at an East Texas poultry plant where a worker's finger was amputated when it became stuck in a conveyor belt. read more >
Manufacturing

OSHA Fines Nucor Steel $56K After Employee Death

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Little Rock has fined Nucor-Yamato Steel Inc. $56,000 after an employee died in April at the Blytheville plant. read more >