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

Heat Illness – Case Studies | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The following heat-related case studies are the result of from OSHA enforcement investigations. Some identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of workers and employers — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat-exposure/case-studies

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Heat Illness Prevention Campaign | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat

US Department of Labor fines New Jersey auto parts seller $1.2M for 33 workplace safety, health violations following worker’s serious hand injury

US Department of Labor fines New Jersey auto parts seller $1.2M for 33 workplace safety, health violations following worker’s serious hand injury — Read on content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOL/bulletins/30e1a0c

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?

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

“How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

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Written by Mikaela Delia for Atlantic Training I can't help but feel like every "surprise inspection"  for anything, ever, is nerve racking. I remember teachers inspecting our desks and cubbies for cleanliness back in grade school. Mine was always a wreck...old, unidentifiable food, broken crayons, dirty socks, old homework and tests...basically a lot of kid-nastiness. It's not that … Continue reading “How To Pass An OSHA Inspection”

“15-Ton Concrete Slab Crushes Construction Worker in Austin Texas” #Construction #Fatality

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Even though emergency crews tried to remove a construction worker who was pinned underneath a concrete slab in southeast Austin, the man was pronounced dead about 45 minutes after the slab fell. The Austin Fire Department received the call around 9:15 a.m. from a construction site at Wickersham Lane and Cromwell Circle. When … Continue reading “15-Ton Concrete Slab Crushes Construction Worker in Austin Texas” #Construction #Fatality

“CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

  OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations   East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into … Continue reading “CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

“CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident near Mobile, Alabama”

Safety Bulletin Notes Five Key Lessons to Prevent Hydraulic Shock January 15, 2014, East Rutherford, NJ - Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety bulletin intended to inform industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations on how to avoid a hazard referred to as hydraulic shock.  The safety lessons were derived … Continue reading “CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Anhydrous Ammonia Incident near Mobile, Alabama”

OSHA Debuts Online Form For Whistleblowers To File A Complaint

The process of filing whistleblower complaints just became a lot easier. On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) launched a new system that will allow workers to file whistleblower retaliation complaints online. http://www.whistleblowers.gov/ Under the previous system, whistleblowers could only make complaints to OSHA by filing a … Continue reading OSHA Debuts Online Form For Whistleblowers To File A Complaint

Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

  KTRK TV Report Chopper Footage Reporter: Demond Fernandez A construction worker who was using a crane to lift a large cement wall was killed after that crane collapsed. It happened at the old Garden Ridge on I-45 near The Woodlands which was destroyed by an arsonist last October. Crews worked all afternoon to lift the … Continue reading Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas