Fed-OSHA investigating Trump tower incident in Jersey City

Fed-OSHA is investigating an incident at the new Trump tower that sent a police officer to the hospital yesterday. A Fed-OSHA spokeswoman said the agency is trying to determine how a piece of concrete fell from the building, causing the cop’s injury. State labor safety officials are also investigating. Jersey Journal

DuPont to pay $724,000 for fatal explosion

DuPont will pay a $724,000 fine to settle allegations surrounding a 2010 fire and explosion that killed a worker at its Tonawanda, New York plant near Buffalo. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency levied the penalty, alleging the Wilmington-based chemical company violated the Clear Air Act. On Nov. 9, 2010, a chemical explosion occurred when flammable […]

Fed-OSHA cites Delaware contractor after worker sickened

Federal inspectors have cited a Wilmington, Delaware masonry contractor for safety violations after a worker was hospitalized with heat exhaustion in July. Fed-OSHA says the employee was working in direct sunlight for about five hours on a day when the peak heat index climbed above 91.2 degrees. News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)

Fed-OSHA safety violations increase in 2015

The preliminary Fed-OSHA top 10 violations for 2015 showed little overall movement as fall protection was once again the number one violation. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of Fed-OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 at the 2015 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo. There were 34,436 violations overall in 2015, a 4% […]

Fed-OSHA develops tiered inspection system

Fed-OSHA announced this week a shift in how it will evaluate inspections, recognizing that inspections are not all equal and that more-complex inspections deserve more weight. The complexity of an inspection affects the amount of time, manpower and other resources required by Fed-OSHA and this new tiered inspection system will reflect this complexity. The practical […]