An employee of St. Charles/Resurrection Cemeteries in Farmingdale, New York, was seriously injured on May 7, 2015, when the walls of the grave opening in which he was working collapsed and buried him up to his waist.
OSHA cites Design Plastering Inc., Design Plastering West LLC for multiple violations
November 20, 2015
A fall from a third-story balcony killed 44-year-old Jorge Carrion Torres as he worked on the exterior of an apartment complex on May 14, 2015. Torres, who had been on the job for one month, was applying stucco underlayment to the balcony walls when the incident occurred.
A May, 2015 workplace accident brought OSHA enforcement officers to Clarion Sintered Metals, Inc. in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, where they found dozens of violations – including the one that led to the worker’s injury.
OSHA determines Piramal Glass USA did not provide FR clothing
November 13, 2015
A 34-year-old machine operator suffered third-degree burns on his legs and hands when molten glass bottles fell on the production floor and ignited oil residue that had leaked from the machines. The man had not been provided fire-retardant protective clothing, and the fire spread to his pant leg. He has been unable to return to work since the injury.
Although the compliance deadline for OSHA’s confined spaces in construction rule has been pushed back a second time – to January 8, 2016 – the new year and the new requirements will be upon us in no time.
OSHA fines TimkenSteel nearly $400K for safety hazards at Canton, Ohio, plants
November 11, 2015
A crane's safety latch failed and 1,000 pounds of equipment fell on a man below and injured him as he worked on the factory floor of TimkenSteel Corp. For the second time in a year, OSHA found struck-by, fall and amputation* hazards at the company's two Canton plants following inspections.
Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services cited for more than 30 violations after tragedy
November 5, 2015
Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously for explosive hazards as required, nor providing the employees with emergency retrieval equipment or properly fitted respirators.
In reaction to a recently released United Nations report, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists and Oxfam America joined efforts to highlight unprecedented and growing momentum towards the Paris climate change negotiations and to urge a scaling up of ambition to address the gap that remains.
The owner of a Sandpoint, Idaho oil change facility will pay $100K to an employee who was fired for reporting safety concerns to OSHA. A federal judge upheld the findings on Sept. 29 of an OSHA investigation. Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho cited Sydney Oskoui, owner of Sandpoint Gas N Go Lube Center Inc., for his “reprehensible” conduct.
On Demand By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.
On Demand NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers. Read More
Two men, exceeding 400 pounds, standing on 4' wide skylight screen, little deflection. Fact: numerous workers die and countless are injured plunging thru skylights. They trip, sit & back into them. Easy to fall thru but easy to prevent with skylight screens and railings.
This whitepaper, developed by the experts at Clarion Safety Systems, will: Explain the new 2013 OSHA/ANSI sign and tag formats, help you understand what the changes mean to your organization, and give you a clear, 4-step guide to building your new sign system.