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

Prioritizing Safety This Holiday Travel Season

By Stephanie Shaw, Acting Chief, NTSB Safety Advocacy Division This week, families and friends will gather to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. …Prioritizing Safety This Holiday Travel Season

Examining Factors that Influence the Existence of Heinrich’s Safety Triangle Using Site-Specific H&S Data from More than 25,000 Establishments

One of several studies that explored the statistical validity of the safety triangle. Data was from >25,000 establishments over a 13-year period from…Examining Factors that Influence the Existence of Heinrich’s Safety Triangle Using Site-Specific H&S Data from More than 25,000 Establishments

Weekly Toll: Died at Work

How workers died last week. Electrocutions, tow trucks, railroad, crushed by materials, gas leaks, shootings, vehicles ….. On average, almost 100 …Weekly Toll: Died at Work

Shifting the safety rules paradigm – Introducing doctrine to US wildland firefighting operations

A VERY interesting study. It explores the shift the US Forest Service took from seeing rules from a compliance/violation logic that people *must* …Shifting the safety rules paradigm – Introducing doctrine to US wildland firefighting operations

‘Very thankful’: Man survives being trapped in grain bin

COLGATE, N.D. (WDAY) - A North Dakota farmhand is grateful to be alive after being trapped in a grain bin. The 20-year-old South African man got sucked in by corn while he was emptying the bin. His employer, who was part of the rescue efforts, is thanking firefighters for saving the man’s life. “Everybody did … Continue reading ‘Very thankful’: Man survives being trapped in grain bin

Rivers and Rose in the Power Plant Palace

Revised 11/19/2022 Originally posted January 25, 2013: When is the appropriate time to call 911? Calling 911 in the Power Plant is when you call the …Rivers and Rose in the Power Plant Palace