A Kentucky sanitation worker is recovering from serious injuries he sustained last week on the job when he was struck by an SUV.
News sources say 25-year-old Sheldon Morris was pinned between a garbage truck and the SUV at approximately 7 a.m. on Dec. 31 along a highway in Bedford.
The OSHA citations Dollar Tree Stores just received for exposing employees at its stores in Alabama and Connecticut to workplace hazards should feel familiar to the national retailer. The company “has an extensive history of similar violations and continues to show a disregard for safety measures designed to keep employees safe on the job,” said OSHA Mobile Area Director Jose Gonzalez.
Workplace violence was a common theme in some of the workplace incidents that killed or injured employees in the U.S. There were also incidents involving machinery, a fall and a struck-by fatality. Here are some of the occupational safety news stories of the week:
For motorists and the workers who build, repair, and maintain streets, bridges, and highways, roadway work zones can be dangerous. In these areas, a variety of complicated road signs, barrels and lane changes could increase the risk of motor vehicle crashes.
Gravity be warned. There’s a new Drop Cop® in town. Five of them, to be exact, with the release of Ergodyne’s newest tool-tethering kits. Ergodyne is launching five kits that contain tethering solutions for the most common tools in a worker’s toolbox.
New tape measure safety tethers provide ample extension for arms-length reach
April 1, 2019
A few years ago, an un-tethered, 16-ounce tape measure falling from aloft fell on and killed a worker at a New Jersey construction site. This type of accident is now virtually avoidable with the new ANSI 121-Compliant, Gear Keeper Retractable Tape Measure Tether.