A month after a 33-year-old worker died while working in an unprotected trench, OSHA inspectors found another employee of the same Missouri plumbing contractor working in a similarly unprotected trench at another job site.
Construction Worker Dies After Falling From Brooklyn Building: NYPD
New York, NY — A construction worker fell from a building and died in Brooklyn on Sunday, authorities said. The 58-year-old man fell from scaffolding at 1382 Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush, police said. The address is of a brick building that is a couple of stories high.
All preventable workplace fatalities make me mad, but none make me madder than trench collapses and confined space fatalities. There is no reason for any of them to happen. The hazards of trenches and confined spaces are well known and there are good OSHA standards that would prevent these deaths if followed.
OSHA has issued a dozen citations and proposed $226,431 in fines following its investigation into the Nov. 29, 2016, death of a 26-year-old machine operator at a Pensacola-area electrical cable manufacturer.
A spirited Plenary Session on Wednesday, June 21, will be held town hall-style, featuring some of the most recognizable names in safety. They will focus on the controversial topic of behavior-based safety (BBS) to understand the human side of safety performance improvement in a time of political transition and de-regulation.
Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries From Vehicles and Equipment
June 13, 2017
Workers who must perform tasks in close proximity to traffic and using heavy machinery face obvious dangers, such as speeding, distracted or impaired drivers and loud traffic noise that may mask the approach of work vehicles.
Zachary Henzerling, a 20 year old ” big kid at heart,” was on his third week at work for Environmental Enterprises Inc., a hazardous waste management facility in Spring Valley, Ohio, when he was killed 2012 in a flash fire and explosion on Dec. 28, 2012.
First there was the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Now, contractors are being asked to stop work at their trenching operations in order to raise awareness of trenching and excavation hazards.
NIOSH has led a research program focused on small business safety and health for more than two decades because we know workers in small businesses are injured and killed on the job at a higher rate than workers in larger businesses. Over the years, we have expanded our research focus from identifying small businesses in high-risk sectors to understanding how community networks affect worker safety and health.
A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.Date: July 30, 2014
On Demand In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a final rule which will require employers in certain industries to electronically submit injury and illness recordkeeping data to OSHA starting in 2017. This webinar will outline key deadlines for data submission and explore the ways in which the ruling will impact your organization’s recordkeeping.
Young workers under age 25 are twice as likely to get injured on the job as older workers. Youth need to be prepared to enter the workforce and schools, youth employment and community programs can be important venues for teaching youth these skills.