An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that two Massachusetts contractors - A.C. Castle Construction Co. Inc. and Daryl Provencher, doing business as Provencher Home Improvements - were operating as a single employer at a Wenham worksite when three employees were injured in October 2014.
The personal and economic toll of eye injuries at work is alarming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. In fact, OSHA reports that workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and worker compensation.
A Wisconsin container manufacturer has achieved a 90 percent reduction in its worker injury rate through a partnership with OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program.
Schoeneck Containers, Inc. (SCI), which supplies plastic containers for diverse consumer and commercial markets throughout the world, began improving safety in 2000 for its 250 employees by hiring a safety professional and implementing new safety measures such as hazard identification programs, engineering controls review processes, and weekly safety talks.
A worker safety advocacy group is urging Americans to contact their U.S. senators and oppose the Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval which would repeal an OSHA rule clarifying an employers' obligation to keep accurate records of work related injuries.
In less than 10 days in 2016, two employees at a Green Bay muffler component manufacturer suffered severe injuries as they operated machinery without adequate safety guards and procedures in place, federal workplace safety investigators have determined.
Serious, nonfatal workplace injuries lead to nearly $60 billion in direct workers’ compensation costs per year, according to the
2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. The study also revealed the top 10 causes for these disabling and expensive injuries.
An employee cutting rubber material at a New Philadelphia, Ohio, plastics manufacturing facility suffered a severe injury when a pneumatic bench cutter severed her finger. OSHA inspectors found that her employer, Lauren Manufacturing, failed to adjust the machine's light curtains, which serve as safeguards to prevent a worker's hand from coming in contact with the machine's operating parts.
For the second time in less than two months, federal safety and health inspectors found a worker at a commercial laundry equipment manufacturer had suffered an amputation because a machine lacked adequate safety guarding.
Knowledge is power, and when it comes to health and safety, knowledge has the power to save lives.
For decades, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has required companies to provide health and safety reports for review.
A brief explosion created by an "arc flash" from a 600-volt electrical panel that seriously injured a Ware River Power Inc. (Massachusetts) employee was accidental, investigators from the state fire marshal's office have concluded.