Massey Safety Chief Indicted In Mine Disaster Probe

Federal agents arrested a Massey Energy chief of security Monday on charges of lying to the FBI and obstructing the criminal investigation into last year's deadly mine disaster in West Virginia. Hughie Elbert Stover, 60, of Clear Fork, W.Va., was indicted on Feb. 25. The indictment is the first in the mine disaster investigation and … Continue reading Massey Safety Chief Indicted In Mine Disaster Probe

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OSHA Orders Company to Rehire Whistleblower, Pay $111,000 in Back wages Plus Interest

OSHA has ordered United Auto Delivery and Recovery/Memphis Auto Auction to reinstate a former truck driver who was fired in violation of the whistleblower provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act for repeatedly complaining to a supervisor about mechanical problems with a truck. OSHA is ordering the company to pay the worker more than $111,000 … Continue reading OSHA Orders Company to Rehire Whistleblower, Pay $111,000 in Back wages Plus Interest

First Corporate-Manslaughter Conviction Over Employee Death in the UK, Delivers £385,000 Penalty.

The first company to stand trial under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has been fined £385,000 after being found guilty by the jury at Winchester Crown Court. The conviction of Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd came after a two-week trial at the court, where the company answered charges by the Crown Prosecution Service … Continue reading First Corporate-Manslaughter Conviction Over Employee Death in the UK, Delivers £385,000 Penalty.

40 Years of OSHA milestones, Visualized

On April 28, America’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will celebrate four decades of making U.S. workplaces safer. In advance of the big day, OSHA has released a new, interactive timeline outlining the organization’s biggest milestones over the past 40 years. “Today workplaces in America are far safer than forty years ago,” OSHA Administrator … Continue reading 40 Years of OSHA milestones, Visualized

Pier 1 Imports Recalls 370,000 Golden Tea Lights Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: … Continue reading Pier 1 Imports Recalls 370,000 Golden Tea Lights Due to Fire Hazard

2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Based upon the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC, the sequence for CPR has been changed from A-B-C (Airway-Breathing-Compressions) to C-A-B (Compressions-Airway-Breathing). Changing the sequence from A-B-C to C-A-B allows all rescuers to begin chest compressions right away. Research shows that rescuers who started CPR with opening the airway took 30 critical … Continue reading 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Free Live Webinar! March 15, 2011 2PM/ET 11AM/PT – Combustible Dust Preventative Maintenance: More than just Housekeeping

A promotional message from EHS Today announcing a new webinar.  Free Live Webinar Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT Duration: 60 Minutes _Join us for this EHS Today Webinar Presented By: Combustible Dust Preventative Maintenance: More than just Housekeeping Register now for this free live webinar  In recent years, the Occupational Safety … Continue reading Free Live Webinar! March 15, 2011 2PM/ET 11AM/PT – Combustible Dust Preventative Maintenance: More than just Housekeeping

NIOSH to Offer Black Lung Screenings for Surface Coal Miners

In March, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will continue a series of free, confidential health screenings to surface coal miners throughout the United States. The screenings are intended to provide early detection of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung, a serious but preventable occupational lung disease in coal miners … Continue reading NIOSH to Offer Black Lung Screenings for Surface Coal Miners

350,000 Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: … Continue reading 350,000 Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Strangulation Hazard

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – February 22, 2011

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety CO Detectors Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 02/21/2011 Campaigns/ Fire Prevention Efforts Magician shares tricks, safety message with Marion County kids - Fire safety programs for elementary schools … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – February 22, 2011