A worker operating a large baler at a Rochester, NY recycling facility was crushed to death in June when the machine unexpectedly activated while he was clearing material, catching him between the baler's pusher block/ram and its return cavity.
The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs is partnering with the National Academy of Sciences to further enhance the current Site Exposure Matrices website (SEM), a Department of Labor (DOL) tool that aids the adjudication of claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says it will release the findings of its investigation into a series of iron dust flash fires that occurred this year at the Hoeganaes Plant in Gallatin, TN. at a public meeting in Gallatin on November 16.
OSHA has cited Robinson Drilling of Texas Ltd. for eight serious, four repeat and 11 other-than-serious safety and health violations following the death of two workers at the company's work site near Lamesa, TX.
Most American adults who smoke wish they could quit and more than half have tried within the past year -- but most still don't use available treatments that could help them, says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).