Power Plant Manhole Mania

Revised 11/26/2022 Originally posted February 1, 2013: It is vitally important that a manhole cover be round. By just being square or even oval, it …Power Plant Manhole Mania

OSHA Inspectors Find Little Improvement At Ohio Dollar General

Inspection at Dollar General Store in Columbus Finds Familiar Hazards, Dangers as Company Continues to Expose Workers, Violate Federal Law Friday, November 25, 2022 COLUMBUS, OH – When federal workplace safety inspectors opened an investigation at a Dollar General store in Columbus, they discovered violations that were all-too-familiar and the kind that has led to more than … Continue reading OSHA Inspectors Find Little Improvement At Ohio Dollar General

Fostering Ethical Conduct Through Psychological Safety

Fostering Ethical Conduct Through Psychological Safety Line managers are key to creating safe spaces for employees to discuss concerns. — Read on sloanreview.mit.edu/article/fostering-ethical-conduct-through-psychological-safety/

Has the pendulum swung too far in investigations and safety?

When investigating adverse events, “has the pendulum swing too far” towards remote and abstract organisational factors and away from local conditions…Has the pendulum swung too far in investigations and safety?

I’m a Safety Basher

This is the response I often get whenever I offer criticism and offer free constructive alternatives to traditional safety. Rather than actually …I’m a Safety Basher

A Scaffolder’s Journey in SPoR – A Podcast

Lovely to hear the positive story about how SPoR provides constructive and positive approaches to tackling risk. This is the story of a scaffolder …A Scaffolder’s Journey in SPoR – A Podcast

Happy Thanksgiving

We at Confined Space World Headquarters wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! There is much to be thankful for in Confined Space World this …Happy Thanksgiving

Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA is beginning to review work related stress as a workplace hazard falling under its jurisdiction. OSHA, citing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 2018 publication on Mental Health in the Workplace, has released a Safety and Health Topics bulletin addressing workplace stress and mental health hazards. According to OSHA, these … Continue reading Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

Animal Agriculture is Dangerous Animal agriculture Is dangerous work and the people who do it have few protections, according to a 5-part series by …Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safety and Health

OSHA Significantly Increases the Number of Investigators | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: With a larger base of compliance officers, OSHA has significantly increased its ability to conduct on-site inspections and reorient its enforcement strategies. OSHA’s budget was essentially flat during the Trump Administration.  As health care costs increased and compliance safety and health officers retired, OSHA struggled to recruit and hire replacements.  Times have changed.  … Continue reading OSHA Significantly Increases the Number of Investigators | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Fatality Rates from Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Higher Among Minorities | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recent data continues to show material disparities in serious injury and fatality rates among employees of differing races or ethnicities, with African-Americans and Hispanics showing considerably higher rates. The National Safety Council has published its Injury Facts® report tracking and analyzing national data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on workplace injuries and illnesses. … Continue reading Fatality Rates from Occupational Safety and Health Hazards Higher Among Minorities | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Chicago-area contractor faces $277K in fines for repeated failures to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Chicago-area contractor faces $277K in fines for repeated failures to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards — Read on http://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region5/11102022