Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

Accident Description Accident: Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill - Fire During Hot Work Location: Location: Canton, NC Accident Occured On: 09/21/2020 | Final Report Released On: 09/24/2021 Accident Type: Release Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was approved at a public board meeting on September 24, 2021. On Monday September 21, 2020, a fire occurred at the … Continue reading Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill – Fire During Hot Work |CSB Investigation

Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

Good news! According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 (also known as the year of COVID) was a great year for worker safety. According to the 2020 …Workers Who Died of COVID Remain Invisible to Feds

Weekly Toll: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United States due to traumatic injuries suffered at work. That’s almost 100 every week.  Ten times…Weekly Toll: Tornadoes, Falls, Machines, Vehicles, Shootings — Dying in American Workplaces

Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Multiple workers are trapped at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, following a massive structural collapse Friday …Dozens of workers trapped after collapse at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have set a Congressional Review Act vote this afternoon on repealing the Vax-or-Test Emergency Temporary Standard …Senate To Vote On Repealing OSHA Vax-or-Test Standard

The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

This week: Mining incident, falls, machinery, shootings, forklifts, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …The Weekly Toll: Leaving Family Behind

Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

In politics, bad news always comes late Friday afternoon. And the whole vaccine/test requirement issue is no exception to that timing. And it’s …Update 2: The Latest Developments on Workplace Vaccine Requirements

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

Undocumented Workers Deserve Safe Workplaces: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not distinguish between American citizens and …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Labor and Workplace Safety

Weekly Toll: Workers Lose Their Lives as Holidays Approach

This week: Confined space, machinery deaths,  shootings, stabbings, forklifts, electrocution, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed …Weekly Toll: Workers Lose Their Lives as Holidays Approach

When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?

Those of you who have been following the various iterations of this blog since I first started in 2003 know there are a few things that make me …When in Doubt, Blame the Worker?

House Passes Build Back Better with Higher OSHA Penalties and Increased Budget

The House of Representatives this morning passed its Build Back Better bill which will significantly increase OSHA’s maximum penalties and OSHA’s …House Passes Build Back Better with Higher OSHA Penalties and Increased Budget

Florida Tries to Secede from OSHA

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made no secret of his belief that any government (or employer or school district) that takes any action to curb …Florida Tries to Secede from OSHA