A John Deere & Co. pipefitter who was fired after reporting several safety violations to OSHA would be reinstated with back pay, under the terms of a lawsuit filed by the agency. On three separate occasions, the worker filed complaints about the company’s Moline, Illinois facility with OSHA, each time resulting in violations against the company.
Train was traveling at twice the speed limit when it entered a curve
May 13, 2015
Crews pulled an eighth body from the mangled wreckage of the Amtrack train that derailed and crashed Tuesday in Philadelphia, bringing the death toll to eight. A search dog helped locate what authorities say is the final victim of the crash. Many of the more than 200 people who were injured remain hospitalized.
Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers, according to data published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. For 2013, screening for these types of cancers either fell behind previous rates or showed no improvement.
A new device to measure vibration exposure, innovative industrial lighting and a welding glove that stays comfortable during long work sessions were among the top occupational safety products featured on ISHN.com this week.
Transgender worker safety and health, making underwater work safer for divers and new rail safety rules were among the top occupational safety and health, public health and public safety stories posted on ISHN.com this week.
Safety leaders commit to protecting individuals who face multiple occupational safety challenges
May 8, 2015
A joint report conducted by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concludes workers who are Hispanic, young and work for small construction firms likely face greater occupational safety and health challenges than almost any other employee segment or industry in the United States.
Fatal fall shows need for ongoing Safety Stand-down
May 8, 2015
A 30-year-old roofer's life was tragically cut short in November 2014 after a fall caused severe head trauma. The man was found unresponsive below a 32-foot extension ladder he was using to renovate a roof at a two-story building at Missouri's Whiteman Air Force Base.
California is the only state with a law governing minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The ratios vary depending on the type of hospital service but are in the range of one nurse for every five patients. (The ratios are available on the California Department of Public Health website.) The law went into effect in 2004.
With warm weather finally here and grass greening up and growing fast, the sound of power lawn mowers fills the air in many neighborhoods. While they are useful tools to have, they are also hazardous when not used correctly.