Bob Lillibridge Meets the Boiler Ghost

Revised 5/14/2022 This is a repost of a story that was Posted on January 21, 2012.  I rewrote it slightly and added a story to the bottom of it. When…Bob Lillibridge Meets the Boiler Ghost

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17 | U.S. Department of Labor

US Department of Labor emphasis program to prevent hearing loss moves to enforcement phase begins May 17 | U.S. Department of Labor — Read on http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20220510

Luxuries and Amenities of a Power Plant Labor Crew

Revised 5/7/2022 Originally Posted on August 11, 2012. When I was a janitor at the Power Plant there were times when we were especially blessed by …Luxuries and Amenities of a Power Plant Labor Crew

Welder’s Anthrax: Newly Identified Health Hazard Among Employees Exposed to Welding Fumes | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

In a new journal article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, researchers have identified specific cases of  a deadly occupational disease, welder’s anthrax. According to CDC, welder’s anthrax is a bacterial infection that results in severe pneumonia.  The disease was … Continue reading Welder’s Anthrax: Newly Identified Health Hazard Among Employees Exposed to Welding Fumes | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

Amazon Skates Free While Climate Change Kills Workers

Deny it or not, climate change is not just coming; it’s here.  And it’s not just homes in newly flood-prone areas, or towns threatened by year-around…Amazon Skates Free While Climate Change Kills Workers

Washington Employer Goes to Jail for Trench Death

For the first time in the state’s history, a Washington employer will go to jail for the death of one of his employees — largely thanks to the determined work of Washington workplace safety advocate Jay Herzmark. On Jan. 26, 2016, 36-year-old Harold Felton was crushed to death under more than 6,000 pounds of dirt … Continue reading Washington Employer Goes to Jail for Trench Death

Another Public Employee Killed. But “Nothing to Report”

Last September, 55 year old Bobby Green was crushed to death in Huntsville, Alabama, when a 20 foot deep unprotected trench collapsed on top of him. …Another Public Employee Killed. But “Nothing to Report”

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

This week: Explosions, falls, forklift, shootings, machines, vehicle-related incidents. Lots of ways for workers to die on the job. On average, …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Today is the first anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) directing OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect American …One Year Later: Worker Protection From COVID

Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

There is a lot of very good analysis out there about the very bad decision by the Supreme Court to block OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test standard. Here is a…Supreme Court’s Disastrous OSHA Decision: What Others Are Saying

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

Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation

By Member Michael Graham Every day more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines across the United States transport enormous volumes of natural gas and …Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation