Minnesota man loses appeal over industrial accident

A Dodge County, Minnesota man who lost his legs in an industrial accident and then lost his lawsuit has now lost again at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The 55-year-old Hayfield man was working at VZ Hogs in September 2011, when an extruder designed to separate liquid from solid mass jammed. The worker’s legs became […]

Understanding the final GHS deadline

After many years, the final effective completion date for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) nears. As we know, Fed-OSHA adopted new hazardous chemical labeling requirements as a part of its revision of the Hazard Communication Standard, bringing it into alignment with the United Nations’ GHS. These changes will help […]

Asbestos still lurks in older buildings: Are your lungs at risk?

Even though asbestos was largely banned in the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s, the fibrous material — linked to various lung ailments — may still lurk in your home or office. It’s good idea to understand what can put you at risk. A group of minerals that occurs naturally in the environment, asbestos is […]

Solid waste facility first in New Mexico to win SHARP award from Fed-OSHA

“This is a significant achievement,” noted Doña Ana County Commissioner Wayne Hancock, chairman of the South Central Solid Waste Authority on March 17 as Fed-OSHA safety consultant Mike Gonzales awarded the SHARP Award to Steve Mauer, SCSWA safety manager. Managing solid waste is listed in the top five high hazard industries nationally; for the SCSWA […]

Las Vegas: New details surface in laundry chute death

Kalli Medina-Brown spent about 15 minutes inside the small room that accesses the D Las Vegas’ laundry chute before plunging 15 floors down the chute to her death Feb. 21 in what the coroner’s office has ruled an accident, a police report released Friday shows. Las Vegas Review-Journal