Threats to health from air pollution, how (and why) to hold on to aging workers and the long term effects of black lung disease were among the week’s top occupational safety and health stories featured on ISHN.com
Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that 28 miners died in 2015 in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines, down from 45 in 2014.
Three workers suffered amputation injuries within four months at a Columbiana envelope printing facility because their employer failed to protect them from moving machine parts on 26 of the 27 company production lines, a federal inspection found.
A newly hired worker suffered a traumatic hand injury after only three days on the job at Southern Fiber Inc. of Miami Gardens, Florida. An OSHA inspection determined that the fiber-processing machine started unexpectedly as the worker - a 30-year-old man - tried to clear a jam caused by mattress foam.
Seadrfit Operations, the second largest Dow facility in Texas, covers 4,700 acres, employs 1,200 people and operates as one manufacturing complex with eight production plants. The plastics and specialty chemicals produced at the site are used in a variety of consumer products for everyday application.
OSHA’s silica rule survives the Congressional budget process, the aviation industry bans a popular recreational item and an unsafe contractor could spend time in prison for an employee’s fatal fall. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
The 24-year-old worker was reportedly adjusting a metal sheet being welded by the machine when he was stabbed by one of its arms. Ramji Lal, from Uttar Pradesh, had been working at a SKH Metals factory in Manesar for around 18 months when the accident happened on Wednesday, the Times of India reported.