Ride inspections begin at North Carolina State Fair

Ride inspectors were at the fairgrounds in Raleigh Tuesday looking for safety violations or problems ahead of Thursday’s North Carolina State Fair opening. Ride safety remains on everyone’s mind after a ride malfunction in 2013 that injured a family of five. Two ride operators were convicted of tampering with the Vortex ride in 2013. WNCN […]

Worker killed in accident at Pasadena, Texas plant identified

A man who was killed as a result of an accident at the Air Products and Chemicals Plant in Pasadena, Texas has been identified. Allen Clay, 51, was killed in a fall after a scissor lift tipped over Sept. 16 according to Fed-OSHA. Pasadena Citizen

Tennessee: Former local official files federal lawsuit against city

The former Hendersonville, Tennessee public works director terminated by the mayor last year ahead of a scathing Tennessee OSHA report alleges he was instead fired for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of two female employees in his department who were being sexually harassed and/or discriminated against. Tennessean

Fed-OSHA assigns ‘Enforcement Units’ in weighted inspections

A new enforcement weighting system assigns greater value to complex inspections that require more OSHA resources and, agency officials note, will allow strategic planning and measurement of inspections while ensuring all workers are equally protected, regardless of the industry they work in. Effective this month, the system assigns “Enforcement Units” to each inspection. Routine inspections […]

Forest Service operations cited for safety

Inspections of US Forest Service bases in Oregon national forests over the last 10 years have found workplace safety violations 90 percent of the time. Most recently, Fed-OSHA cited the Forest Service on Oct. 7 for safety violations at two ranger districts in the Malheur National Forest, a 1.7 million acre woodland in the Blue […]