Fingers point both ways in safety issues for staff at Minnesota Security Hospital

This is the first in a two-part series, with four stories touching staff safety concerns and patient restraint issues at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. The Security Hospital is managed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and its leadership has come under attack following physical attacks on staff by patients. St. Peter […]

Worker killed while cutting trees in upstate New York town

State police say a 50-year-old man has been killed in an accident that occurred while he was using a bucket lift to cut tree limbs along an upstate New York road. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates the worker was in a bucket about 30 feet in the air when the hydraulic system supporting the […]

Fed-OSHA cites Viesel Fuel with 3 serious safety violations

Employees at Viesel Fuel in Martin County, Florida, were lucky to escape serious injury or death after the April 1 explosion and fire at the biodiesel facility, according to Fed-OSHA. The proposed penalties of the three serious and three other safety violations total $13,090. TCPalm

State lawmakers punt on Wyoming OSHA study

A Wyoming legislative committee has decided not to move forward with a study that would have looked at the effectiveness of the Wyoming OSHA. Wyoming routinely ranks at or near the top of the states with the most workplace deaths per capita. Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Interactive Fed-OSHA webpage offers details on large fines

A new webpage from Fed-OSHA highlights recent fines levied against employers for safety and health violations. Announced August 17, the webpage features an interactive map with a listing of every penalty greater than $40,000 that Fed-OSHA issued in each state since Jan. 1. Safety+Health

Voss Industries LLC in Cleveland faces 13 citations from Fed-OSHA

Cleveland’s Voss Industries LLC faces 13 citations from Fed-OSHA. The proposed penalties equal $59,000. Twelve of those citations were for alleged serious safety violations from the maker of products including aircraft components. Crain’s Cleveland Business