A workplace fatality that brought attention to the issue of crowd control in the retail industry appears to be – finally – headed toward a resolution, after Walmart recently withdrew its appeal of a $7,000 OSHA fine over the incident.
Agency head speaks at National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association meeting
March 19, 2015
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main told members at the annual convention of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association in Baltimore earlier this week that mining industry improvements in the past five years have laid the foundation for better protections for miners.
A former Cal/OSHA staffer frequently under fire for raising concerns about under-staffing and lack of resources at the agency has been named the 2015 J. William Lloyd Award winner by the United Steel Workers (USW).
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced the recipients of the 2015 AIHA Distinguished Service and Social Responsibility Awards. Each award is presented to an individual or an organization that has demonstrated great dedication and outstanding work toward the advancement of the industrial hygiene profession.
Oilfields are huge fire hazards with tight quarters and plenty of fuel. Have a plan in place to immediately deal with any fire and to ensure that all workers are accounted for. In areas where exits may be difficult, fire alarms and suppression systems must be in place and tested regularly.
The state of North Dakota, OSHA and MonDaks Safety Network formed an alliance recently to improve oil field safety. The group plans to take on safety standards relating to hydrocarbon inhalation, the Bismarck Tribune reported.
If his employer had protected him properly as he worked in a 12-foot-deep trench to connect a new home's plumbing to the main sewer line, 31-year-old LeDonte McCruter could have returned home at day's end to spend time with the young nieces and nephews he adored.
At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25. The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children’s names.