Accident or Incident? Explaining Aircraft Damage Assessment

By Mike Hodges, Air Safety Investigator, and Clint Crookshanks, Aerospace Engineer (Structures) When an aircraft crashes, National Transportation …Accident or Incident? Explaining Aircraft Damage Assessment

Tootsie Roll fined after machine cuts off part of worker’s finger

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal agency has recommended that Tootsie Roll Industries pay more than $136,000 in fines after a machine at its Chicago plant cut…Tootsie Roll fined after machine cuts off part of worker’s finger

Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California underwater oil pipeline was likely struck by an anchor several months to a year before a leak …Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

California Adds Increased Meal/Rest Period and Workplace Safety Protections for Warehouse Employees Subject to Production Quotas

By Ashley D. Mitchell On September 22, 2021, California became even more labor friendly when Governor Newsom signed AB 701 which adds additional …California Adds Increased Meal/Rest Period and Workplace Safety Protections for Warehouse Employees Subject to Production Quotas

President Biden’s Broad COVID-19 “Hard” Vaccine-Mandate for Federal Contractors

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force While we have been mostly focused on the September 9th directive from President Biden to fed OSHA to issue…President Biden’s Broad COVID-19 “Hard” Vaccine-Mandate for Federal Contractors

Let’s Blame God

There’s not much you can do about it—take a moment and reflect on that; really let it sink in. If there’s not much you CAN do about it, then there’s …Let’s Blame God

Snake Bit: This Time the Snake Oil Salesmen Have Gone Too Far

If someone tells you that a safety solution is fast and easy, run as fast and as far from that person as you can.  Remember the snake oil salesmen (…Snake Bit: This Time the Snake Oil Salesmen Have Gone Too Far

Letters to the Power Plant #103 — OSHA at Dell

After I left the power plant and went to work for Dell on August 20, 2001, I wrote letters back to my friends at the plant letting them know how …Letters to the Power Plant #103 — OSHA at Dell

California Governor Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

By Fred Walter and Andrew J. Sommer California Governor Newsom has just signed Senate Bill 606 authored by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), …California Governor Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

OSHA Launches Regional Emphasis Program Focused on Storage Tank Cleaning Operations

By Aaron R. Gelb On August 2, 2021, OSHA announced a new Regional Emphasis Program (“REP”) focused on transportation tank cleaning operations in the …OSHA Launches Regional Emphasis Program Focused on Storage Tank Cleaning Operations