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New Software Reduces Risk of Post Blast Ground Falls in Mines

Mining engineers can use the DRIFT program to develop conceptual blast designs and produce potential damage calculations.

After Five Amputation Incidents in 14 Months, Missouri Company Faces Over $400,000 in OSHA Penalties

Inspectors found that Missouri Cooperage Company continued to commit the same violation it was cited for in 2018.

Robotics in the Workplace Initially Increase Safety, but Pose New Hazards

Robotics in the Workplace Initially Increase Safety but Pose New Hazards

The introduction of robots in the workplace has brought safety in certain situations, but potential hazards have also started to emerge. The documentation of these hazards will hopefully aid workers in avoiding future injuries.



British Government Considers Policies to Increase Protections for Disabled Workers

Some of the proposals include new worker rights to request accommodations from employers and know sick leave policies in advance.

AI Tool Could Identify Serious Illnesses through Photographs

AI Tool Could Identify Serious Illnesses through Photographs

An AI tool might be the new way to identify cancer types and genetic changes in lung tumors, according to a recent study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine. The tool can use just a photograph to identify serious diseases.

California Labor Contractor Violates Migrant Seasonal Workers Protection Act

In 2017, one worker was killed and six others injured after a van with a blown tire and a missing seatbelt overturned. Healthy Harvesting Inc. and Fernando Pineda Garcia now are being required to pay $79,153 in civil penalties.

University of Arizona Researchers Study Diesel Fuel Alternatives to Reduce Disease in Miners

University of Arizona Researchers Study Diesel Fuel Alternatives to Reduce Disease in Miners

Previous research showed that even when miners were exposed to fewer harmful diesel particles, they still developed lung issues.

NIOSH Examines Effects of Secondhand Cannabis Smoke in Police Officers

NIOSH Examines Effects of Secondhand Cannabis Smoke in Police Officers

NIOSH staff evaluated the effects of secondhand cannabis smoke in police officers who were on patrol as security for campus concert events at a university football stadium.

New York Manufacturer Cited by OSHA for Repeat Safety Violations at Long Island Plant

After an employee suffered a fractured hand at the facility, OSHA investigators discovered a series of issues at U.S. Nonwoven Corp.

OSHA Partners with Construction Contractor to Promote Workplace Safety in Atlanta

OSHA Partners with Construction Contractor to Promote Workplace Safety in Atlanta

OSHA has entered into a partnership with an Atlanta, Ga. contractor to promote workplace safety during construction project.

Automotive Glass Manufacturer Faces $724,380 in Federal Penalties

Fuyao Glass America has been cited for nine repeated and 13 serious violations. The company has been inspected by OSHA 12 times in the past four years.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day

National Heatstroke Prevention Day is July 31

July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, here are some tips to staying cool.

OSHA Issues Alerts Concerning Workplace Hazards For Employees in Flood Zones, Hot Temperatures

The alerts come as parts of the U.S. experience major flooding and record hot temperatures

Research Shows Digital Tool Could Help to Build Safer Buildings

Research funded by IOSH and Glasglow Caledonian University has found the use of a hazard-identifying tool could educate architects on typical design-related hazards.

Wisconsin Lumber Company Faces Nearly $350,000 in Penalties, Labeled Severe Violator

After a worker was caught in an outdoor bark conveyor belt and suffered fatal injuries, OSHA cited Pukall Lumber Company Inc. for two willful violations and 13 serious violations. The company is now in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

3M Issues Immediate Recall of Two Fall Protection Devices, Citing Safety Concerns

3M Issues Immediate Recall of Two Fall Protection Devices, Citing Safety Concerns

The corporation issued the recall and stop use before any serious incidents took place due to the faulty equipment.

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers About Heat Illness Prevention Standards

As temperatures in across the Central Valley in California are expected to reach triple digits in the next few weeks, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers that shade must be made available to workers at all times.

FDA Launches New Television Ads Warning Youth About Dangers of e-Cigarette Use

FDA Launches New Television Ads Warning Youth About Dangers of e-Cigarette Use

e-cigarettes are the most popular tobacco product among teens, but the FDA’s educational campaign aims to change that.

Rushed Schedule of Tokyo Olympic Construction May Be Affecting Worker Safety

Rushed Schedule of Tokyo Olympic Construction May Be Affecting Worker Safety

Construction for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is right on schedule, but with a labor shortage in Japan and a rushed schedule, workers’ safety is being compromised.

New Jersey Contractor Facing Penalties After OSHA Finds Lead and Fall Hazard Violations

Scot Christopher Rule LLC was inspected in February after not providing proof of abatement related to a 2017 investigation.

Birmingham Manufacturer Fined for Inadequate Pedestrian Walkway Protection

In 2017, a Minteq UK Ltd employee was struck and killed by a forklift truck while walking in the designated pedestrian area of the site’s roadway. This designated area was in the middle of the roadway and was unprotected.

OSHA Cites Large Transit Service Provider for Safety and Health Hazards in Georgia

France-based company Transdev is facing nearly $200,000 in penalties for exposing employees to safety and health hazards.

CMS Proposes Coverage of Acupuncture as Alternative to Prescription Opioids

CMS Proposes Coverage of Acupuncture as Alternative to Prescription Opioids

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed to cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain rather than prescription opioids.

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week Begins in Early August

According to OSHA, “the week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.”

Congressional Bill Seeks to Expand Benefits for Workers, Residents Exposed to Radiation

The legislation would increase the number of “downwind” states and the maximum amount individuals can receive to $150,000.

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Adopts New Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Adopts New Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Employers must quickly adopt the new requirements in early August.

OSHA Cites Missouri Contract For Trench Engulfment Hazards

R.V. Wagner Inc. is facing $212,158 in penalties for failing to use trench protection techniques, failing to provide a safe exit and other serious violations.

Indiana OSHA to Investigate Incident at DeKalb County Factory

Indiana OSHA will investigate an incident that occurred last week in which a worker was injured while working on a piece of machinery. As of Friday, he was in critical condition.

Iowa Worker Who Fell 1,000 feet Wasn’t Wearing Safety Equipment, Employer Cited

Iowa Worker Who Fell 1,000 feet Wasn’t Wearing Safety Equipment, Employer Cited

In May, an Iowa worker fell 1,000 feet from a television antenna tower and died. Further investigation showed he was not wearing available fall protection equipment. The employer now faces two serious violations, including inadequate strength in a protection attachment.