US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance Program focuses on employers who repeatedly disregard workers’ safety, health WASHINGTON – To strengthen enforcement and improve compliance with workplace safety standards and reduce worker injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor is expanding the criteria for … Continue reading US Department of Labor announces changes to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program to strengthen enforcement, improve compliance

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Yet another Trench Collapse. Workers dead in industrial incidents, rail crashes, shootings, electrocutions and vehicle incidents. On average, almost …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Weekly Toll: Labor Day and Families Mourn

Another WV mineworker killed, falls, machinery, chemical release, drowning, shootings, vehicular incidents and woman killed when hair drags her into …Weekly Toll: Labor Day and Families Mourn

“I’m always worried the heat will kill me”

“I’m always worried the heat will kill me.” Those were the words of Fernando Castillo, a UPS driver after he passed out from heat exposure in a …“I’m always worried the heat will kill me”

OSHA Must Issue Emergency Standards to Protect Workers from Extreme Heat

Tell OSHA The heat stress crisis is only getting worse. We can’t wait for a long bureaucratic process to conclude while workers are injured and dying this summer. You must immediately issue an emergency safety standard that protects workers from heat-related illness, injury, and death. — Read on publiccitizen.salsalabs.org/osha-heat-ets-july-2022/index.html

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safty

Amazon Prime: Hazardous Workplaces and Possible Fraudulent Conduct Here’s some rare good news. It’s well known that Amazon facilities are hazardous …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safty

Relationship between minor and major accidents – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

I think it’s safe to say there’s differing opinions on the relationships between hazards & minor/major precursors & events. In one stream, a delineation is drawn for process vs personal indicators & hazards; nicely articulated by Andrew Hopkins discussing the BP Texas City disaster – where BP was largely relying on injury metrics over process… … Continue reading Relationship between minor and major accidents – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

OSHA’s Heat Illness Rulemaking Update – Recent NACOSH Meetings

By Eric J. Conn and Beeta B. Lashkari OSHA’s rulemaking for an outdoor and indoor heat illness prevention rule continues to chug along, so we wanted …OSHA’s Heat Illness Rulemaking Update – Recent NACOSH Meetings

OSHA and Climate Change (Heat Illness, Wildfire Smoke, and Super Storms)

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Kate McMahon, Ashley Mitchell, and Samuel Rose presented a webinar regarding OSHA and Climate Change (Heat Illness, …OSHA and Climate Change (Heat Illness, Wildfire Smoke, and Super Storms)

OSHA Warns Employers About Trench Collapses

As I wrote last week, workers in this country are facing an epidemic of trench collapse deaths this year and OSHA is taking note. Today OSHA issue a …OSHA Warns Employers About Trench Collapses

Weekly Toll: Killed at Work Last Week

Last week: Three more trench deaths and two workers killed in separate Oklahoma oil drilling incidents. Another worker missing for a month found to …Weekly Toll: Killed at Work Last Week

Heat: Summertime, and the Workers are Dying…

Last month, the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to the efforts of the United States to address climate change.  That was bad news for the earth …Heat: Summertime, and the Workers are Dying…