Pilot program will gauge air quality in New York nail salons

It is a question that has lurked in the minds of many manicurists: Are the chemicals they handle on a daily basis endangering their health? A pilot program, introduced Tuesday by the New York City public advocate’s office and backed by the Clinton Global Initiative, is designed to ensure that they do not. Dozens of […]

CSB to release report on DuPont plant disaster

The Chemical Safety Board is holding a public hearing in Houston to solicit comment on a preliminary investigative report that outlines why the small federal agency has concluded that DuPont’s La Porte, Texas-based pesticide plant posed a major risk to workers and to public safety in the agency’s ongoing investigation of a November accident that […]

Ohio gun range cited for exposing employees to lead, arsenic

A gun range in Celina, Ohio has been cited by Fed-OSHA for exposing its employees to chemical hazards. The range received 23 citations for exposing workers to lead and arsenic, with proposed penalties of $61,200. Lima News

Fed-OSHA fines Case Farms for worker injuries

Case Farms is facing steep fines after two workers were maimed in separate incidents earlier this year at a processing center in Ohio. It’s the second major finding Fed-OSHA has filed against the chicken supplier over the past two months. The company is looking at fines of more than $1.46 million after Fed-OSHA investigations at […]

Fed-OSHA looks to focus on more ‘impactful’ inspections for FY 2016

Fed-OSHA is changing the way it approaches inspections. As of Oct. 1, the agency will move away from tallying the number of inspections it conducts in an attempt to emphasize quality over quantity, OSHA administrator David Michaels said during the Occupational Keynote at the NSC Congress & Expo. Safety+Health

Fed-OSHA cites Lyndhurst, New Jersey laundry company for 9 workplace violations, $305K in fines

A Lyndhurst, New Jersey-based commercial laundry company has been cited, again, for workplace violations at one of its North Jersey facilities, Fed-OSHA said Wednesday. The agency cited Prestige Industries LLC for nine violations related to worker safety and health at its facility in Paterson, where the company launders fabrics for the hotel industry, and also […]

Fed-OSHA inspecting 40 percent of reported injuries

Fed-OSHA’s new reporting requirements began on January 1, 2015. Under these requirements, employers in federal OSHA jurisdiction are required to report to OSHA any work-related fatality or any work-related injury resulting in an employee being formally admitted to the hospital or any work-related amputation or loss of an eye. Since the implementation of these new […]

Film Allman misrepresented facts repeatedly, judge rules

An Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission judge found Film Allman to have repeatedly misrepresented the facts in court and demonstrated a “plain indifference to the safety of its subordinate employees” on the set of Midnight Rider which resulted in the death of Sarah Jones and the injury to several others. Deadline