From The West Virginia Record: Use of temporary employees has become common. Work injuries to temps is due in part to a lack of communication and confusion regarding the responsibilities of the host employer and the temporary employer regarding the health and safety of temporary employees.
Following the collapse of a Clarksburg communication tower in February 2014 that seriously injured two and claimed the lives of two employees and a volunteer firefighter, S and S Communication Specialists Inc. has been cited for two serious workplace safety violations.
Memo reminds compliance officers that temps are at increased risk of injury, death
August 4, 2014
OSHA has issued a policy background memo to its field staff as part of its focus on preventing work-related injuries and illnesses among temporary workers. In the memo, the agency reminds OSHA field staff of the agency's long standing general enforcement policy regarding temporary workers.
Falls in construction and communications tower work, robot and drilling safety and coal miners and the coal industry form an unlikely alliance against an EPA regulation. Those were among the top EHS-related stories featured this week on ISHN.com.
On February 20 during a camera test for the film, “Midnight Rider,” (a new biopic of Gregg Allman), a freight train slammed into the production crew on a narrow railroad trestle bridge in rural Georgia
P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. cited for electrocution hazards
July 31, 2014
OSHA has proposed more than $70,000 in fines for Hyde Park, Mass. contractor that exposed its workers to possible electrocution from working close to energized power lines at a Cambridge work site where required safeguards were not used.