Pennsylvania-based company linked to rule-breaker buys 3 Maine egg farms

A company that was at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands and has had close ties to anotorious Maine egg magnate has purchased three Maine egg farms once owned by him. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the 2010 outbreak included 1,939 confirmed cases of salmonella, and […]

Spate of oil field deaths prompts new study of workplace hazards

The oil boom in North Dakota and elsewhere has helped the U.S. become the world’s leading energy provider and has captured the attention of Hollywood producers. It also has claimed the lives of dozens of oil field workers. Now, that fallout from the boom is drawing renewed attention from government scientists. In the largest study […]

Worker maimed on first day; Fed-OSHA cites Ohio employer

Hours after a 21-year-old man began working a new job at Quality Blow Molding in Elyria, Ohio, an accident at the plant left the new employee severely burned and resulted in the loss of four fingers on his right hand. The man was working his first day at the manufacturer March 2 when he was […]

Conn-OSHA closes citation from fire that killed firefighter

Officials from the Hartford Fire Department said Conn-OSHA has closed the citation issued after finding violations in the wake of the first line of duty death the department had in 40 years. The department previously said the fines were reduced 20 percent, from $5,000 to $4,000, in response to the department adopting measures to address […]

Fed-OSHA proposes changing safe beryllium exposure level for first time since 1948

Fed-OSHA has proposed lowering the safe exposure level for beryllium, a potentially harmful metal, for the first time since the Truman administration. The plan to lower the exposure level to 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter of air would also require additional protections, including personal protective equipment, medical exams, other medical surveillance and training, according to […]

Fed-OSHA fines chicken processor $861K

Case Farms is in the Fed-OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program after the agency issued more citations and $861,500 in fines Thursday. Employees at the Winesburg, Ohio facility of the leading supplier of chicken to national fast food and supermarket brands are exposed to the dangers of amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls on a daily basis, […]

7 citations issued after employee death at Tennessee plant

The Department of Labor has released its findings after a February death at the Wrigley Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the second there in as many years. A 54-year old man was killed after being caught in a machine at the Jersey Pike plant in early February. WRCB (Chattanooga, Tenn.)