News

Turn to OH&S for the latest news in the occupational health & safety industry.  Don't want to miss any news?  Subscribe to our RSS News feed.


President’s FY2023 Budget includes $14.6 billion for Department of Labor

President’s FY2023 Budget includes $14.6 billion for Department of Labor

The budget includes funding for worker protection agencies, mental health plans

Company Cited for Not Fixing Violations Relating to Fire Risk

Company Cited for Not Fixing Violations Relating to Fire Risk

OSHA again cited a cabinetmaker after they exposed workers to fire risks.

  Food Processor Honored for Work at Multiple Locations

Food Processor Honored for Safe Work at Multiple Locations

Smithfield Foods was recognized for environmental compliance and worker safety.



Four employers fined $139,000 after workers injured

Employers Fined $139,000 After Six Workers Injured in Flash Fire

Six workers were injured after a flash fire and explosion occurred.

Two Years Later: How a Pandemic Turned Our Lives Upside Down

Episode 133

Two Years Later: How a Pandemic Turned Our Lives Upside Down

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard takes a look back at the pandemic two years ago... and now.

Violations Issued to Companies After Worker Electrocuted

Violations Issued to Companies After Worker Electrocuted

Three companies have been issued fines for workplace safety

Oregon Store Faces Violations for Exposing Workers to Possible Injury

Oregon Store Faces Violations for Exposing Workers to Possible Injury

Dollar Tree’s violations amount to $32,000 in fines

Plastics Packaging Manufacturer Fined Nearly $370,000 After Worker Injured

Plastics Packaging Manufacturer Fined Nearly $370,000 After Worker Injured

A lack of PPE and lockout/tagout procedures leads to hefty fines for a plastic manufacturer.

Washington Amazon Center Fined for Unsafe Work Practices

Washington Amazon Center Fined for Unsafe Work Practices

Amazon finds itself in the middle of controversy after being fined for unsafe work practices

OSHA Reopens Record, Seeks Comments on Final Rule to Protect Healthcare Workers from Covid-19

OSHA Reopens Record, Seeks Comments on Final Rule to Protect Healthcare Workers from Covid-19

OSHA is set on continuing to create a rule to protect healthcare workers from workplace exposure to the Covid-19 virus.

Washington State Manufacturer Fined Nearly $100,000 After Worker Death

Washington State Manufacturer Fined Nearly $100,000 After Worker Death

A roofing product manufacturer failed to follow basic lockout/tagout which led to the death of an employee.

Another Booster? What You Need to Know about Vaccine Manufacturers’ Fourth Shot

Another Booster? What You Need to Know about Vaccine Manufacturers’ Fourth Shot

Both Pfizer and Moderna have asked the FDA to approve a second booster dose of their Covid-19 vaccines.

Confined Spaces: How to Consider and Manage Human Factors

Episode 132

Confined Spaces: How to Consider and Manage Human Factors

Editor Sydny Shepard discusses hazards found in a confined space and how human factors should be considered with Chason Coelho, Senior Managing Scientist at Exponent.

Worker Fatality Leads to Serious Violations for Rhode Island Concrete Supplier

Worker Fatality Leads to Serious Violations for Rhode Island Concrete Supplier

A worker sustained fatal injuries while repairing a cement truck.

Hot Tub Manufacturer in Hot Water Following Chemical Exposures

Hot Tub Manufacturer in Hot Water Following Chemical Exposures

A Pennsylvania hot tub manufacturer has continued to expose workers to chemical hazards following original OSHA inspections.

Plastic Recycler Faces Fines Over Combustible Dust Hazards

Plastic Recycler Faces Fines Over Combustible Dust Hazards

A facility in Pennsylvania faces nearly $90k in fines after exposing employees to hazards related to combustible dust.

Serious Violations at Greensboro US Postal Service Facility After Amputation Injury

Serious Violations at Greensboro US Postal Service Facility After Amputation Injury

OSHA found that many machine safe guards had been removed at the USPS distribution center.

Americans Believe Their Safety at Work is “More Important Than Ever”

Americans Believe Their Safety at Work is “More Important Than Ever”

A new report shows employed Americans believe their workplace safety is more important than ever, but they are not so sure their employer would agree.

Federal Judge Orders New Jersey’s Most Flagrant OSHA Violator to Pay $2 Million

Federal Judge Orders New Jersey’s Most Flagrant OSHA Violator to Pay $2 Million

A federal judge is cracking down on an employer with a long history of exposing employees to workplace hazards.

Contractor Cited Twice in Six Months for Exposure to Fall Hazards

Contractor Cited Twice in Six Months for Exposure to Fall Hazards

Employees exposed to fall hazards are at risk of serious injuries and even death.

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Episode 131

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Change is scary, it invites in the unknown leading to uncertainty, anxiety and stress. Despite how it makes you feel, however, change is bound to happen.

The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality – Improved Monitoring for CO2, Ventilation and More

SPONSORED

The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality – Improved Monitoring for CO2, Ventilation and More

Whether you have employees returning to in-person work or students going back to in-person learning, monitoring and maintaining indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical. More people are paying attention to air quality in the spaces we use for work, school, entertainment and travel, and building owners are looking for ways to create cleaner air to instill occupant confidence.

OSHA Finds Zip Line Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

OSHA Finds Zip-Line Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

The agency said that required safety measures could have prevented a fatal fall at a zip-line attraction in California.

Auto Parts Seller Fined $1.2 Million for 33 Safety, Health Violations

Auto Parts Seller Fined $1.2 Million for 33 Safety, Health Violations

OSHA investigated the company following a crushed hand incident in Camden, New Jersey.

Electric Company Cited Following Deaths of Two Teenage Apprentices

Electric Company Cited Following Deaths of Two Teenage Apprentices

An investigation found that the employer could have prevented the conditions that led to electrocution.

DOL Announces $3.2 Million in Grants for Workplace Safety

DOL Announces $3.2 Million in Grants for Workplace Safety

OSHA announced the availability of $3.2 million for Susan Harwood Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19 grants.

Alabama Construction Site to Promote Workplace Safety

Alabama Construction Site to Promote Workplace Safety, Health

OSHA has signed a strategic partnership with an Alabama construction company to prevent worker injuries and exposure to hazards.

OSHA Announces Focused Enforcement Effort at Hospitals Treating Covid-19

OSHA Announces Focused Enforcement Effort at Hospitals Treating Covid-19

The agency will increase the amount of inspections at hospitals and nursing home facilities that treat Covid-19 patients in an effort to curb the spread of the virus among employees in healthcare.

Reflections on Safety in the Robot-Built Environment

Reflections on Safety in the Robot-Built Environment

Poor safety performance can result in substantial loss and unanticipated and detrimental risk, both acute and chronic, to project stakeholders.

New Regional Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Hazardous Noise Levels

New Regional Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Hazardous Noise Levels

An OSHA initiative seeks to protect Midwest workers from hazardous noise and permanent hearing loss.