Persistent, scorching heat in the central and eastern regions of the United States shattered long-standing daily and monthly temperature records last month, making it the fourth warmest July on record nationally, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center.
OSHA has cited Martin & Company Excavating Inc., an underground utility construction and earth-moving company in Oregon, Ill., for one willful and three serious safety violations for failing to protect workers from cave-ins during trenching operations at a Forreston work site.
NIOSH work on the Deepwater Horizon response is highlighted in a new manuscript, "Protecting Workers in Large-Scale Emergency Responses: NIOSH Experience in the Deepwater Horizon Response," published in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
“In July, the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) community hosted a symposium on achieving impact through research and partnerships,” writes NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard in his latest “From the Director’s Desk” NIOSH blog.
14 miners killed in first half of 2011 is an “all-time low”
August 4, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today released a midyear summary of mining deaths in the country. As of June 30, eight miners were killed in coal mining operations, and six in the metal and nonmetal sector.
OSHA has cited Advantage Powder Coating in Defiance for 15 safety violations following an inspection resulting from the January death of a pedestal grinder operator who was killed when the abrasive wheel on the grinder exploded and struck the operator on the head.
Congress’ failure to pass a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) bill before going on vacation has put 74,000 aviation-related jobs in limbo, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood insists that air travel is still safe.