Denver taxi murder puts spotlight on safety for cab drivers

The murder of a Denver taxi driver who was shot to death in his cab Sept. 5 rattled cabbies throughout metro Denver. A 2013 study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found the installation of in-vehicle security cameras resulted in a significant drop in the rate of driver homicides. Denver Post

Power line worker dies in Virginia

An out-of-state contract worker for Dominion Virginia Power died around 1 p.m. on Saturday in Staunton, Virginia when a power line struck the bucket lift he was working in causing him to fall between 60 and 70 feet. News Leader (Staunton, Va.)

Fed-OSHA cites recycler after man dies in heat

A Houston recycling company whose worker died after sorting aluminum cans in the heat was cited by federal regulators for failing to implement a heat management program. Houston Chronicle

Inside Blue Bell: Grime and discontent

In interviews with the Houston Chronicle, more than a dozen former employees of Blue Bell’s flagship Brenham, Texas plant described a company fighting to keep up with its growing customer base while sanitation and safety slipped. Their accounts are bolstered by the limited information reported by the Food and Drug Administration, including details about a […]

Worker wins appeal over allegedly defective footwear

The New Mexico Supreme Court has reversed decisions by two lower courts in a case in which a tree trimmer claimed he was injured because of defects in a pair of Brahma brand work boots he’d purchased at Wal-Mart. Albuquerque Journal

The deadly “sins” of vaccinations: Avoiding bloodborne diseases

As pharmacists administer more vaccines, the risks of needle-stick injury and transmission of a bloodborne disease increase among pharmacists. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the incidence of NSIs increased from 0 to 5.65 per 1000 immunizing pharmacists after 1 chain pharmacy started administering vaccinations. Pharmacy Times