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Metro-North ordered to pay largest punitive damages in OSHA history for retaliating against a worker who suffered on-the-job injury: Case brought under Federal Railroad Safety Act

The largest punitive damages ever awarded in a worker retaliation case under the Federal Railroad Safety Act were laid against the Metro-North for actions against an injured worker. An OSHA investigation revealed the worker, employed as a coach cleaner, was penalized for reporting a knee injury he suffered on the job. Because of this other […]

MTA Announces Measures for Customer and Worker Safety

The MTA has announced a series of initiatives to improve safety throughout its operations by strengthening reporting responsibilities and emphasizing on management oversight and installing. The position of Chief Safety Officer will be created. It is a new senior management position to ensure that safety becomes a top priority throughout MTA operations. A new Safety […]