Florida Highway Patrol: Cars’ direction was factor in Disney speedway death

A decision to run Exotic Driving Experience sports cars in the wrong direction on the Walt Disney World Speedway was a factor in the death of an instructor there, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The instructor’s car would not have been exposed to the guardrail’s end had the Exotic Driving Experience run its cars […]

Fed-OSHA seeking lower beryllium exposure limits

Fed-OSHA has proposed significantly lower exposure limits for beryllium and related compounds that are used in applications that include anti-lock braking and fuel-injection systems. The new limit for beryllium would be 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter — just one-tenth the current level, the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) Washington, D.C, staff reported. Tire Business

Fed-OSHA directive details new resolution process for whistleblower disputes

A new Fed-OSHA directive outlines procedures for the agency’s new process in assisting early resolution of whistleblower disputes. The new process is part of Fed-OSHA’s regional Alternative Dispute Resolution program, which facilitates whistleblower settlement negotiations. ADR processes aim to assist whistleblowers and respondents in resolving complaints in a cooperative and voluntary manner, and more quickly […]

Pennsylvania firm faces $59K in noise fines

A firm in the Humboldt Industrial Park of Hazleton, Pennsylvania faces almost $59,000 in fines for alleged noise violations. Standard Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.)

Fed-OSHA proposes fines for 3 firms

Fed-OSHA has proposed fines for three northwest Ohio companies, including a Fremont firm that officials said failed to keep forklifts in good working order and didn’t properly train employees on running them, leading to at least one crash. Toledo Blade

More violations for Case Farms

The risk of amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls continue to be problematic at a Winesburg, Ohio poultry processing facility, according to recent findings that say the company has again violated federal worker safety and health standards. Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio)

Fed-OSHA cites Dyson Corp. after worker loses part of finger

Fed-OSHA has placed Dyson Corp. of Painesville, Ohio in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program after a February incident cost a worker part of a finger. After an inspection, Fed-OSHA cited the company with two willful, three repeated and three serious alleged safety violations, according to a news release. Dyson, which makes large fastening systems for […]