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

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight 22 workers have perished in first half of 2022, a 68 percent increase over all of 2021  WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – … Continue reading Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

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…

Epidemic of Trench Deaths in First Half of 2022

As we pass the midpoint of 2022, we may be headed to a new record for trench collapse fatalities. Dare we call it an epidemic of trench fatalities? …Epidemic of Trench Deaths in First Half of 2022

Weekly Toll: Failure to Survive Work

Two trench deaths last week (on top of three the week before and three the week before that). On average, almost 100 workers are killed every week in…Weekly Toll: Failure to Survive Work

Supreme Court Threatens the Earth and Safe Workplaces

First they came for your voting rights. Next they came for your gun safety laws. Then they came for your womb. Now they’re taking away your right to …Supreme Court Threatens the Earth and Safe Workplaces

Organizational Injury Rate Underreporting: The Moderating Effect of Organizational Safety Climate – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

One of many studies from Tahira Probst and colleagues on injury underreporting. This study explored underreporting in the context of US construction and the relationship to organisational safety climate. Data from 1,390 employees across 38 companies were included. Results As confirmed by this study and previous work – the rate of injuries experienced by workers … Continue reading Organizational Injury Rate Underreporting: The Moderating Effect of Organizational Safety Climate – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Weekly Toll: Killed at Work

Three trench deaths last week (on top of three the week before), a 16-year old killed driving heavy equipment, mining incident and the usual …Weekly Toll: Killed at Work

The Trials and Tribulations of the Chemical Safety Board

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (a.k.a the Chemical Safety Board or CSB) is a small agency with a noble mission — and a short …The Trials and Tribulations of the Chemical Safety Board

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

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Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Last week: Three killed in trench collapses, Ohio public employee (with no OSHA coverage) dies in wastewater treatment plant, firefighter crushed in …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job