A new global agreement signed by more than 40 organizations from around the world is expected to elevate the role of occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals in every industry and advance the cause of workplace health and safety.
Last week in the workplace: Of note, three fatalities related to forklifts. Also, while OSHA removes workplace fatalities from its homepage and buries them on their website without victims’ names, you’ll continue to find them here.
A South Dakota worker who was completely buried in a trench collapse earlier this year survived only because co-workers were able to free his head, allowing him to breathe while emergency personnel worked for more than 30 minutes to free him.
Two construction workers who were buried up to their waists in a trench collapse Monday afternoon were rescued and expected to make a full recovery. That’s the good news. The bad news: the rescue efforts could cost the Michigan county in which the incident occurred up to $100,000.
The Tampa Bay Times has published a fascinating and tragic investigative piece on the June 29, 2017 incident where five workers at Tampa Electric — Michael McCort, 60, Christopher Irvin, 40; Frank Lee Jones, 55, Antonio Navarrete, 21, and Amando J. Perez, 56 — lost their lives at the Big Bend Power Station after management forced them to do a procedure that they knew was hazardous.