Workers’ comp adjusts to the opioid crisis, OSHA changes its construction cranes rule and a utility worker is killed by a gas explosion. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
A 52-year-old Massachusetts worker who will "never walk normally again" after falling off a roof in 2015 was awarded $750,000 from his employer by a Berkshire Superior Court jury Thursday, reports The Berkshire Eagle.
A worker died after plunging to his death from a turbine at a Scots windfarm.
The Spanish man’s death at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm follows the death of a Portuguese worker in Scotland on March 15, 2017.
Same-level slip and fall accidents were the primary source of workplace injuries in 2015, totaling nearly 200,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Despite this statistical evidence of the problem, a survey conducted by New Pig found that almost all (92 percent) companies surveyed place floor mats in their entranceways – but left many other risk zones uncovered.
According the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, every year 500,000 people are treated for ladder-related injuries and approximately 300 of these incidents prove to be fatal. In 2007 alone, more than 400 people died as a result of falls on or from ladders or scaffolding. -Liberty Mutual - Research Institute for Safety.
One utility worker was killed and three others injured Sunday by an apparent gas explosion in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The four had been responding to reports of a gas odor in a residential neighborhood near Millersville.
A New York subway train derailed earlier this week, injuring thirty-four riders and striking fear into the hearts of subway riders who had believed their biggest concern was subway delays, not injury or death on the way to work.
In 2014, work-related falls to a lower level in the wholesale and retail trade (WRT) sector accounted for over 12,500 reported injuries. These injured employees were out of work for an average of 7 to 11 days [BLS 2015, BLS 2016]. This blog provides information about preventing ladder-related injuries in the wholesale and retail trade sector.
A new initiative launched by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is aimed at addressing the causes and trends in recent coal fatalities. Of special interest: miners hired within the last year, or in their current job for less than a year.
OSHA is looking for suggestions on how to strengthen the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) so that they continue to represent safety and health excellence, leverage partner resources and recognize the successes of long-term participants.