Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers may sustain MSD injuries by lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively.
Over 2400 nurses are victims of workplace violence every year and the number increased 30% since 2012 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hospitals consider attacks and threats against health care workers to be “part of the job.”
An Alabama tank cleaning company exposed its employees to multiple confined space, fire and explosion hazards, according to OSHA, which has proposed $171,281 in penalties against American Remediation and Environmental Inc.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) says the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has presented no scientific evidence for its proposal to let healthcare workers as young as 16 operate power-driven patient lifts without adult supervision.
Just before a deadly train collision in Granite Canyon, Wyoming, the crew of one of the trains involved radioed the company dispatch center to tell them that due to problems with the train’s airbrake system, they’d accelerated to 50 mph and were unable to stop.
The engineer and conductor of that UP freight train would both die a short time later, when their train collided with the rear of a stationary UP freight train.
Last week was a deadly week for kids at bus stops. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says tragedies in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Pennsylvania have left parents without children, and have drastically changed families and communities across the country.
Following the death of an employee in a trench collapse, Arrow Plumbing LLC has admitted to willfully violating OSHA safety standards by failing to require and enforce the use of trench boxes or other trench protection techniques at a home construction site in Belton, Missouri.
The UN’s International Marine Organization (IMO) is endorsing diver safety proposals from the International Organization of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).
The IMO voted to approve joint amendments to existing codes on diver safety which will harmonize the codes “with current industry practice.”
Don’t wait for New Year’s resolutions to kick in in order for you to embark upon a healthier lifestyle. That advice is coming from the American Heart Association (AHA), whose Healthy for Good™ movement offers lots of recipes that provide better alternatives to those sugar, salt and fat-filled holiday favorites that find their way to festive tables.
A horrifying accident involving a stump grinder has resulted in citations and penalties against a California landscaping company.
The April 9, 2018 incident that claimed the life of an Amazon employee occurred when the rope he had around his body became entangled in the Dosko stump grinder and he was pulled into the cutting wheel.