The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a March 23rd incident in which the only air traffic controller on duty at the Ronald Reagan Washington Washington National Airport (DCA) apparently fell asleep, thwarting attempts by two flight crews and other controllers to make contact with him.
An administrative law judge with the Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission has affirmed six of seven safety and health citations issued to Independence-based ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. by OSHA in July of 2009.
OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have released two guidance documents, one for workers and one for employers, which describe the use of spirometry testing to help reduce and prevent worker exposure to respiratory hazards.
Although a Presidential Proclamation called the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire a “galvanizing moment” which provoked sweeping improvements to safety regulations throughout the country, the factors which made it such a deadly event can still be found in workplaces throughout the U.S. and the world, say officials and safety professionals.
A recent OSHA inspection of C.I.L. Inc.’s Lawrence, Mass. plant found hazards at the plant similar to those cited during inspections in 2005 and 2007, resulting in repeat and serious citations totaling $49,280 in proposed fines.
The Department of Labor’s 2012 budget reflects “difficult choices,” according to Secretary Hilda L. Solis, testifying last week before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations.
OSHA has cited Winter Park Construction Co. of Maitland, FL and The Warehouse Co. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., with eight alleged safety violations following the injury of a worker who fell while renovating the interior of a resort complex in Stuart, FL.
Conditions may have improved since the calamitous Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire a century ago, but fire is still a serious threat to businesses -- and one that has the potential to put a company out of business -- according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).