Carolinas lack oversight of ziplines, swings

After two recent deaths, state lawmakers and safety officials in the Carolinas are starting to take notice of the need for regulation, or at least the study of the need for regulation, for the wildly popular aerial amusement devices such as ropes courses, pendulum swings and ziplines. Neither South Carolina nor North Carolina has any […]

Fed-OSHA adds DuPont to severe violator list after leak

DuPont has been labeled a severe violator of federal workplace safety standards following a second inspection of the La Porte, Texas, plant where four employees were killed in a massive gas leak last year. USA Today

Kokosing fined, cited for Hopple bridge collapse in Cincinnati

A federal investigation found inadequate demolition plans caused January’s fatal Hopple Street bridge collapse in Cincinnati and the company responsible for the incident has been levied a fine and cited for two major violations. Fed-OSHA on Wednesday fined Westerville, Ohio-based Kokosing Construction $14,000 for its role in the Interstate 75 overpass incident that killed the […]

Fed-OSHA reversal: Injuries treated with kinesiology tape not recordable

Fed-OSHA has reversed an interpretation on the use of kinesiology tape to treat worker injuries, saying use of the elastic tape is considered first aid and injuries treated with it are not recordable. In a July 6 letter, the agency said it reviewed information associated with the use and evaluation of kinesiology tape and concluded […]

Fed=OSHA investigates no A/C at fast food restaurant

During recent extreme heat, a concerned customer captured what she calls unsafe working conditions at a North Kansas City, Missouri fast food restaurant. When the A/C went out inside the restaurant, people say the temperature reached about 120 degrees. Employees tried to beat the heat the best way they could with an employee even bringing […]

Airline workers ask for federal probe of alleged racism, safety violations

Eighty airline workers in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate American Airlines and US Airways, saying bosses routinely use racial slurs, deny minority workers perks and training, delay or botch maintenance and repairs, keep dangerously faulty equipment in use and retaliate against complainers. Philadelphia Daily News