When there is a possibility that a large chemical spill could necessitate evacuating employees, establishing isolation zones, communicating with several different entities and coordinating response efforts with outside resources, it pays to be prepared.
Materion Brush, Inc. of Elmore, Ohio was issued a willful safety violation by OSHA, after a worker had three fingers fractured when his right hand became caught in a pinch point as he operated a metal coiler.
In the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since September 11, 2001, the recent mass shooting at Pulse nightclub highlighted important concerns surrounding terrorism.
The fact that the shooter specifically targeted a gay nightclub during Latino night adds LGBT and diversity issues into the ever-complicated issue—and leaves many organizations wondering how, if at all, they should respond.
After Recyc-Mattress Corp, an East Hartford, Connecticut mattress recycling company, failed to provide OSHA with information that it had remedied all the hazards cited in a 2015 inspection, the agency began an inspection on Jan. 12, 2016, to verify correction of the hazards.
The death of a Tonawanda Coke Corp. employee who was pulled into the rotating shaft of a coal elevator on Jan. 6, 2016, could have been prevented, an inspection by OSHA’s Buffalo Area Office has determined.
More often than not, accidents in laboratories can be prevented and, with the proper precautions and by wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE), severe injuries can often be avoided or minimized. To generate awareness and offer safeguards for laboratory workers, Workrite Uniform Company presents the following “Top 5” list of laboratory hazards.
An employee of Nidi Tec Inc. in Denver, Colorado died on January 29, 2016 after approximately 6,500 pounds of granite slabs fell on him. The incident occurred as the worker was setting slabs on an “A” frame rack with a fork truck.