The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that in the last two years, the Obama Administration has issued as many imminent hazard orders placing unsafe bus and truck companies out of service as in the previous 10 years combined.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) played a key role in monitoring and protecting the health of workers responding to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and Gulf of Mexico oil spill ...
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is recommending that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) make some corrections in on the draft alert entitled “Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease From Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings,” as was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2011, Volume 76, No. 96, Page 28789.
State earns first “Unacceptable Response” in CSB history
July 18, 2011
Florida’s failure to adopt recommendations to provide state and municipal public workers with the same workplace protections as their private sector counterparts has been labeled an “Unacceptable Response” by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which made the recommendations.
Mary Armstrong, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety for Boeing, has been named one of the “100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety” by the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group.
Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk of death from any cause, and about twice the risk of death from heart attacks, according to a study published last week in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The company had been cited by OSHA for 47 violations since 1988
July 14, 2011
Two workers at one company working at two separate press brakes suffered amputations eight days apart last January – resulting in fines and membership in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program for T & D Metal Products LLC of Watseka, IL.
An employee who was fired after raising concerns about the proper use of a bucket lift will receive back wages with interest, thanks to a settlement reached by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Blue Bird Corp., a Georgia-based school bus manufacturer.
“An unguarded excavation is only seconds away from becoming a grave”
July 14, 2011
A Massachusetts contractor with a long history of violating workplace safety standards faces a total of $354,000 in new proposed fines from OSHA, chiefly for exposing its employees to cave-in hazards at work sites in Cambridge and Framingham.
Although the incidence of chronic beryllium disease (CBD) is decreasing, new immunological tests, particularly the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT), are detecting emerging cases of subclinical disease and beryllium sensitization, according to a new report from the U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE).