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.
Training provided to workers must cover the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area and measures workers can take to protect themselves.
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.
A hard hat is designed to protect from impacts that could damage the brain, so take its upkeep seriously.
Robotic hydrodemolition helps to simplify bridge repair.
High-level leadership is a continuing challenge. This is why it's critical to focus on nourishing/feeding/supporting people on all levels.
Mindlessness is habitual, automatic, repetitive behavior generally brought on by multi-tasking. It can directly impact an individual's overall wellness, stress level, listening skills, injury risk and safety, and more.
Tool manufacturers are improving all aspects of their tools, including the shape, size, weight, balance, torque, vibration, speed, and noise.
Today's safety professionals have more data at their fingertips than ever before, but simple hand lacerations continue to plague work sites, creating mountains of paperwork and productivity delays.
Utility workers need garments that not only provide protection from arc hazards and foul weather, but also ensure that they can be seen by others, reducing the risk of visibility-related workplace accidents.
Today's welding helmets and PAPR advancements mean that the prospect for worker safety is brighter than ever.
Clear, systemized safety procedures and good practices will keep your patients and employees safe with fewer accidents.
Once a space is designated a permit-required confined space, it engages an extra level of planning and preparation to mitigate the potential hazards.
The confined space standards for both general industry and the construction industry place great emphasis on safety training.
Make sure the methods discussed for detecting the presence or release of chemicals line up with the specific chemicals and hazards you have at your facility.