‘Time to create classroom computer safety guidelines’

“Myopia — permanent nearsightedness — is reaching epic proportions in this country and worldwide. The cause? Screen time, according to the University of Southern California, which has just completed the largest study ever done. Childhood myopia has doubled in the United States in the past 50 years, and experts have identified increased use of digital […]

Fed-OSHA fines Ideal Snacks for violations

In Liberty, New York, Fed-OSHA has cited Ideal Snacks of Liberty with three serious violations and one other than serious violation. Fed-OSHA conducted two inspections of the snack manufacturer in response to complaints, one for safety and one for health, and reportedly found that workers in the laundry department who handled five-gallon buckets of bleach […]

Fed-OSHA Nebraska construction worker’s fall death

Fed-OSHA has opened an investigation into a report that a 62-year-old worker died after falling more than 38 feet while installing a platform at a construction site in Sutherland. The incident occurred on March 9. According to Fed-OSHA, initial reports state that the employee was in the process of installing a platform for work to […]

Fed-OSHA investigating worker’s fall at Georgia bridge

Fed-OSHA is looking into last week’s fall of a worker during repairs to the westbound Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 bridge over Lake Lanier. Crews used rope rescue rigging to place the worker in a basket for removal. He was raised from under the bridge and lowered onto the eastbound side then taken to Northeast Georgia Medical […]

Feds order JPMorgan to reinstate whistleblower, pay $200K

Federal labor officials have ordered JPMorgan Chase Bank to reinstate an employee who was fired for raising concerns over the firm’s failure to properly report financial transactions to government regulators. Fed-OSHA announced the order Monday. It calls for New York-based JPMorgan to pay the employee about $200,000 in back pay, medical expenses and compensatory damages. […]

Toledo Tool and Die fined for accident

Fed-OSHA has fined Toledo Tool and Die Co. $31,500 after an employee’s arm was crushed in a mechanical press last fall. The agency said an employee of the automotive parts supplier was clearing scrap from the press September 30 when a second employee hit the controls, cycling the press and injuring the first employee’s left […]