Oregon man killed in logging accident

A 47-year-old Knappa, Oregon man was killed last week in a logging accident. He reportedly was working at a logging site near Elsie when a tree crushed him. Daily Astorian

Fed-OSHA cites Connecticut engine repair business

Fe-OSHA is citing a Berlin, Connecticut-based aircraft engine repair station it says exposed workers to hazards. Budney Overhaul and Repair is facing over $46,000 in fines. Fed-OSHA says the company, which specializes in the repair and overhaul of aviation engines and airframe components, among other things, exposed employees to hexavalent chromium, failed to properly train […]

North Carolina school system pays more than $20K after safety citations

New Hanover County, North Carolina schools paid more than $20,000 in penalties after two employees were injured when a scaffold collapsed last year. Two electricians working at New Hanover High on July 1 fell from scaffolding while replacing lighting in the gymnasium. Some of the cited violations included scaffolding being altered or moved while in […]

Fed-OSHA fines copper wire maker over recurring hazards

A copper wire manufacturer in Sherburne, New York faces $124,740 in fines after inspections revealed safety hazards, including repeat violations for missing or inadequate safeguards for machines, according to Fed-OSHA. Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)

US government wants to protect workers from killer robots

In the late fall of 2015, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published an article describing the increasing complexity of robots and proposing a number of recommendations for protecting workers interacting with robotic workers. The NIOSH article cites a fatal injury caused by an industrial robot at a German Volkswagen assembly line […]

NIOSH announces ‘Safe-in-Sound’ award winners

NIOSH and the National Hearing Conservation Association recently recognized two organizations as recipients of the 2016 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards. The environmental health and safety staff with the 3M Abrasive Systems Division in Alexandria, Minnesota, received the Safe-in-Sound award in manufacturing. Meanwhile, the annual award for innovation went to John Casali and […]

Fed-OSHA cites Ohio company in worker’s fatal fall

A Butler County, Ohio-based company faces nearly $117,000 in fines after they failed to provide protection for a roofer who fell 40 feet and died, according to Fed-OSHA. The worker was installing a new commercial roof in Cincinnati when he fell. There were no guardrails, safety nets or personal fall prevention devices in place at […]

How to prepare your business for an OSHA inspection

Whether your business is in construction, manufacturing, or even business services, if you ever have an onsite accident at your business, it’s wise to prepare yourself and your employees for a visit from Fed-OSHA. People often cringe at the thought of such an inspection. In addition to assuring that safety is a top priority at […]