Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcsTRQNZLE "Temporary Work, Lasting Harm" by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson ProPublica, Dec. 18, 2013, 2:27 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for the fender bender, buy some new shoes and, if things went well, maybe even … Continue reading Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

OSHA Site Specific Targeting (SST) Priorities For 2014

    On February 26, OSHA released its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting Program (SST). Will your establishment be the target of one of these inspections? Keep reading to find out. Intended to focus enforcement resources on high-hazard industries, the SST plan targets high-hazard, non-construction workplaces with 20 or more workers and is … Continue reading OSHA Site Specific Targeting (SST) Priorities For 2014

CSB Releases Safety Message Featuring Sister of Worker Fatally Burned in 2010 Tesoro Refinery Explosion in Washington State

  Washington, D.C., March 12, 2014 - Today the CSB released its second safety message in an occasional series focusing on the impacts  of chemical accidents  on people’s lives. The short video features Amy Gumbel, sister of Matt Gumbel - one of the workers fatally injured in the 2010 explosion and fire at the Tesoro … Continue reading CSB Releases Safety Message Featuring Sister of Worker Fatally Burned in 2010 Tesoro Refinery Explosion in Washington State

OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

New resources available on protecting hospital workers, enhancing patient safety On Jan. 15, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels hosted a press teleconference to launch a new educational Web resource with extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs and … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – January 20, 2014

OSHA Regulations Update: “OSHA To Target Exits and Exit Routes”

Posted: 15 Jul 2013 03:30 AM PDT By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Group at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Last month, OSHA issued an enforcement memorandum directing inspectors to scrutinize whether employers provide and maintain adequate means of exit; i.e., unlocked, unobstructed, and clearly marked exit doors and exit routes and doors … Continue reading OSHA Regulations Update: “OSHA To Target Exits and Exit Routes”

CPSC & OSHA Fireworks Safety Tips & Some “Things Not to Do” – Be Safe, If Fireworks are Legal in Your State!

CPSC Fireworks Safety   New CPSC Data Shows 60% of All Fireworks Injuries Occur Around July 4th; Firecrackers, Aerials, Homemade Explosives Cause Most Deaths, Injuries June 26, 2013 Release Number: 13-228 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the grounds of the National Mall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its annual report of deaths … Continue reading CPSC & OSHA Fireworks Safety Tips & Some “Things Not to Do” – Be Safe, If Fireworks are Legal in Your State!

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/06/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities MFRD: students ride fire boat; learn about fire safety on Mobile River (Alabama) Donated … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013

Safety Comic of the Day! – December 1, 2012

Texting while driving, or in this case, flying, is a "bird brained" thing to do! 🙂 Texting While Driving Putting the brakes on the distracted driving epidemic will require both dedication and creative thinking, and the FCC is committed to doing its part to address this growing crisis. Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission Testimony … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day! – December 1, 2012

Imperial Sugar’s CEO Says OSHA Combustible Dust Standard Needed

  Calling combustible dust "a silent risk that needs to be addressed," Imperial Sugar CEO John C. Sheptor gave a keynote speech June 20 at the AIHce 2012 conference that explained how the company recovered from a devastating February 2008 explosion at its Port Wentworth, Ga. refinery and also called upon OSHA to enact a … Continue reading Imperial Sugar’s CEO Says OSHA Combustible Dust Standard Needed

OSHA Hit for Taking Too Long to Adopt Workplace Safety Rules

By Sam Hananel | April 23, 2012 The nation’s premier worker safety agency takes nearly eight years on average to adopt new safety regulations, government auditors said in a report. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration takes far too long compared to other agencies, safety experts said during a Senate hearing on the report by … Continue reading OSHA Hit for Taking Too Long to Adopt Workplace Safety Rules

CSB Investigation into Macondo Blowout and Explosion in Gulf of Mexico Continues; Two Public Hearings and Interim Reports Scheduled for this Year

April 19, 2012 Washington, DC, April 19, 2012 — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today that its investigation into the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout, explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico is progressing, with two interim reports with findings and recommendations to be released this year. A final report is … Continue reading CSB Investigation into Macondo Blowout and Explosion in Gulf of Mexico Continues; Two Public Hearings and Interim Reports Scheduled for this Year

Safety & Human Resources: Working Together – How An FMLA Request Might Be A Recordable Injury

A worker’s application for FMLA leave may send a signal that a work injury or illness is OSHA 300/301 recordable. And it’s a signal you’d do well to heed, judging by a recent legal case in Washington state. What happened: A U.S. Postal Service worker complained of severe allergic reactions that she thought were being … Continue reading Safety & Human Resources: Working Together – How An FMLA Request Might Be A Recordable Injury

CSB Releases New Safety Video Compilation

Washington, DC, March 28, 2012 - Today the CSB released its latest compilation of safety videos entitled “Safety Videos Volume 2” which includes, “Fatal Exposure: Tragedy at DuPont” detailing three accidents over a 33 – hour period at the DuPont plant in Belle, WV; “Experimenting with Danger” which focuses on the hazards associated with conducting … Continue reading CSB Releases New Safety Video Compilation

IOSHA – Indiana: Shootings Could Lead to Safety Rules at Convenience Stores

By John Tuohy For nearly three years, Tim Rico winced each time he heard about a holdup at a convenience store. When one happened Oct. 21, he prayed. That was the night Marcella Birnell, 45, was shot and critically injured while working as a clerk at a Village Pantry. "It just brought back all the … Continue reading IOSHA – Indiana: Shootings Could Lead to Safety Rules at Convenience Stores

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – October 25, 2011

Selected Fire Prevention related articles appearing in the past week from scores of e-sources in the news media.  Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News   Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – October 25, 2011

OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2010 Edtion

In This Issue Michaels shares vision for transforming OSHA to meet future challenges Association of businesses in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs disapproves of employer incentives that discourage injury reporting Washington state fines Tesoro more than $2 million after refinery explosion that killed seven workers OSHA rolls out presidential initiative to improve federal worker safety OSHA … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – October 15, 2010 Edtion