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  • Fed-OSHA seeks suggestions for strengthening VPP

    Fed-OSHA is holding a stakeholder meeting July 17, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future direction of its Voluntary Protection Programs. The agency’s aim is to “reshape VPP so that it continues to represent safety and health excellence, leverages partner resources, further recognizes the successes of long-term participants, and supports smart program growth.” Fed-OSHA is […]

  • Cal/OSHA Seeks Huge Penalties in Refinery Explosion

    The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited ExxonMobil Refining for 19 alleged violations following an investigation into the February 18 explosion at the company’s Torrance refinery. The incident only slightly injured four workers, but investigators concluded that management had been aware of hazardous conditions at the unit in question, yet took no steps […]

  • Standards Board Finally Gets Seats Filled

    Gov. Jerry Brown has reappointed four current members of the Cal/OSH Standards Board and named two new members to Cal/OSHA’s rulemaking body. The appointments are being said to provide both stability and new faces to the board. The newly appointed members are Robert Blink, 62, of San Francisco, and John Sacco, 60, of Rocklin. Both […]

  • Short Window to Comment on Heat Illness Guidance

    Do you have questions about Cal/OSHA’s new revisions to the heat illness prevention regulation? Do you want the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to address your ideas and concerns in its updated guidance document on the regulation? You have to act fast – before Friday, March 6 if you want to weigh in. DOSH […]

Curated Content Articles of Interest from Around the Web

  • Man killed at North Carolina soup plant was military veteran

    The 59-year-old man who was killed Sunday in a workplace accident at a soup factory in Maxton, North Carolina was a veteran of the U.S. Army, according to his obituary. Alex Radford died while using a forklift to dump a smaller dumpster into a larger dumpster at a loading dock, when the smaller dumpster fell […]

  • Fatal accident at Boston-area hospital under investigation

    Fed-OSHA and local law enforcement agencies are investigating a fatal industrial accident at Emerson Hospital near Boston on Wednesday. The 46-year-old man reportedly died while working on a boiler system in a crawl space. CBS Boston [with video]

  • Employee at Virginia mill treated for laceration

    VOSH is investigating a laceration incident that sent a worker at Georgia-Pacific Big Island Mill in Bedford County, Virginia to the hospital on Sunday. News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.)

  • Commercial bakery fined over $67K for hazards

    Fed-OSHA has fined a Miami Gardens, Florida company that makes bagels, danish, muffins and various other bread products for commercial clients including airlines and hospitals more than $67,200 for a variety of cited violations including combustible dust and chemical hazards. Miami Herald

  • Poultry processing workers face injuries in Wisconsin, nationwide

    Although the meat and poultry processing industry’s injury rate has been dropping for years, it remains higher than average for manufacturing, and vast numbers of injuries never get reported. The largest Wisconsin poultry processors reported eight serious injuries since 2015, according to Fed-OSHA. La Crosse Tribune