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.
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.
The corporation issued the recall and stop use before any serious incidents took place due to the faulty equipment.
e-cigarettes are the most popular tobacco product among teens, but the FDA’s educational campaign aims to change that.
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.
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.
Scot Christopher Rule LLC was inspected in February after not providing proof of abatement related to a 2017 investigation.
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.
France-based company Transdev is facing nearly $200,000 in penalties for exposing employees to safety and health hazards.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed to cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain rather than prescription opioids.
The legislation would increase the number of “downwind” states and the maximum amount individuals can receive to $150,000.
Employers must quickly adopt the new requirements in early August.
According to OSHA, “the week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.”
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 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.
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.
A new investigation reveals the tough conditions faced by delivery drivers, including 100-plus degree temperatures and a high rate of heat-related illnesses.
Lawmakers say they plan to approve coverage for public safety employees in separate legislation later this year.
New advanced technology informs a healthcare provider whether surgical procedures are necessary or if wounds will heal with other non-surgical treatment.
A Jacksonville zookeeper was injured in February after a rhino struck her in the arm, should and stomach with its horn. Now, the Jacksonville Zoological Society Inc. faces $14,661 in proposed penalties for exposing employees to workplace safety hazards.
The investigators found that the probable cause of the minor 2017 crash was a combination of driver error and a lack of easy access to a manual controller.
A report by the Health and Safety executive shows that self-employed workers in the Agricultural and Construction sectors were the most prone to fatal injuries in the 2018-2019 year.
As parts of New York City were plunged into darkness this weekend, emergency communications were upheld by standards that are set in place to avoid disaster in power outages.
Self-guided bulldozers and mining trucks are being developed with advanced artificial intelligence to prevent equipment from colliding with human workers.
Risks of heat exposure, falls, electrical safety and other hazards tend to be highest during July, August and September.
Workers are now protected from ‘adverse employment action’ for being medical marijuana users, but employers can prohibit cannabis use at the workplace.
Gladiator Rooter & Plumbing and Gate Gourmet, Inc. were cited for serious accident-related health and safety violations last week after two employees were poisoned by carbon monoxide while working in a confined space.
The measure would require employers to give workers paid breaks in cool spaces, access to water and training on how to respond to symptoms of heat illness.
"Keep on top of the laws, they are changing as we speak," advised Eldeen Pozniak, a panelist at Safety 2019's panel discussion on marijuana legalization.
Include it in all of your safety topics . . . first aid, chemicals, materials handling. Do whatever is needed to ensure a working, well-documented, accurate program.