Already one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. – with a fatality rate four times higher than the national average – law enforcement deaths have escalated dramatically in recent years, according to a new report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to North Western Energy in Billings for one repeat and two serious safety violations after an employee was injured while working on high-voltage equipment.
Dust was a recurring theme among many of the 46 OSHA violations received by Protech Environmental South, Inc. recently. The manufacturing company, which also does business as U.S. Erosion Control Products, Inc. had inadequate dust control, exposed workers to dust without respiratory protection and failed to clean up thick dust accumulations, according to an agency press release.
Beryllium, a lightweight, strong and highly toxic metal used in many industrial applications, is the subject of a new NIOSH alert. Used in springs, electrical contacts, aircraft, spacecraft, nuclear weapons and nuclear reactor fuel cladding, beryllium can affect the immune system (a condition called beryllium sensitization) and cause chronic beryllium disease (CBD), a debilitating and often fatal lung disease.
The American Society of Safety Engineers supports the idea of I2P2 and wants legislators to listen to its experts if they decide to weight in on OSHA’s rulemaking, according to a letter sent by ASSE President Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., to Representative Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today announced the creation of a virtual research center within the agency that will better focus, coordinate, and stimulate research to prevent work-related motor vehicle injuries and fatalities.
A Cherry Hill Construction Co. employee working in an excavation was in danger from above and below, according to an OSHA inspection which produced repeat and serious citations for the North Branford contractor.