U.S. businesses are starting smaller and staying smaller than in the past. Raymond Sinclair, Ph.D. -- Coordinator of the NIOSH Small Business Assistance and Outreach Program – wants to know what implications that has for worker safety.
In the wake of four recent construction incidents in Northern New Jersey, OSHA is calling on construction companies in the state to ensure that employees working above 6 feet have the proper equipment to protect themselves from falls on the job.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) yesterday deployed a four-person investigation team to El Dorado, Arkansas to determine the cause of an explosion and fire that severely burned and killed three workers.
OSHA has cited Vivid Image Inc. with 12 safety violations–including two willful–after one worker died and another was hospitalized from exposure to the chemical toluene at the Theresa, Wis., manufacturing plant on Nov. 29.
A Brooklyn contractor was aware that the steel structure he was erecting was “unstable,” according to OSHA, which found numerous hazards contributing to the fatal collapse of that structure last fall in Brighton Beach, NY.
Two summers ago, Wyatt Whitebread drowned in corn at the age of 14. It happened on a hot July morning, while he was working at a grain handling operation in Mount Carroll, Ill. Soon after Whitebread climbed inside a storage bin to help empty it, equipment whirring nearby created a downward force, essentially turning the corn beneath the boy’s feet into quicksand.