33 injured as blast rocks southeast Missouri aluminum plant

An explosion rocked the metal service building at Noranda Aluminum near New Madrid, Missouri Tuesday afternoon, injuring 33 employees and taking out the side of the building. Preliminary information indicates 33 workers at the plant were injured; there were no reported fatalities. Southeast Missourian

Fed-OSHA fines AJC $65,550 for allegedly exposing workers to amputation, electrocution

Fed-OSHA has fined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution $65,550 for allegedly repeatedly exposing workers to amputation, electrocution and other workplace hazards. In one repeat citation, Fed-OSHA alleges the AJC exposed workers to amputations and being entangled in machinery that lacked safety guards. Atlanta Business Chronicle

Fed-OSHA issues extensive hazard communication directive

On July 20, 2015, OSHA published a long awaited Directive on the revised Hazard Communication Standard, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012), CPL 02-02-079. The Directive is intended to provide inspection and enforcement guidance to compliance officers regarding the final Hazard Communication Standard published in March 2012. National Law Review

Updated guide outlines Fed-OSHA training requirements

All of Fed-OSHA’s training requirements can be found in a newly updated guidance document available on the agency’s website. The document includes rules pertaining to emergency planning, confined spaces, welding, eye and face protection, and occupational safety and health committees. Safety+Health

2 unions threaten action over DuPont safety record

Unions representing DuPont and Chemours employees have threatened to pursue regulatory actions against the companies, saying their safety experts have been barred from reviewing plant conditions throughout the country. In an letter to the CEOs of both companies, the United Steelworkers and International Chemical Workers Union Council say DuPont refused to allow health and safety […]

Bulldozer rolls over, kills natural gas pipeline worker in Pennsylvania

A pipeline worker is dead after the bulldozer he was operating rolled over in northern Pennsylvania. State police say the 54-year-old man was driving a bulldozer on steep grade when it rolled down the hill, turning over several times before coming to a rest in an upright position. He was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

Columbus factory where worker electrocuted pays $17,000 penalty

A Columbus, Ohio company that makes wire and steel products has been cited after one of its employees was electrocuted. Fed-OSHA found that the employer had failed to protect the 42-year-old worker from a broken welding machine, specifically that the company failed to put protective barriers around the live electrical parts on the machine and […]

Fed-OSHA: Ohio worker killed in trench collapse

An investigation is underway into the death of a worker killed Tuesday afternoon after being buried under a load of dirt in Geauga County, Ohio. Preliminary reports indicate that two Parkman Twp. employees were working in an unprotected trench about 10 feet deep installing a storm water runoff drain when one of the sides caved […]