Illinois Tollway: Bridge disaster won’t hinder I-90 completion this year

Construction delays to one segment of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway following a fatal beam collapse in Des Plaines, Illinois should not get in the way of finishing the massive rebuilding and widening of the tollway this year, a tollway spokesman said. A 47-year-old father of four died and three fellow workers were injured in […]

Suburban Chicago metal stamping facility fined $110K by Fed-OSHA

A suburban Chicago metal stamping company faces more than $110,000 in fines after being cited for several serious safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor. The inspection found that the company had failed to report an amputation injury to Fed-OSHA within 24 hours, according to the agency. The company had also failed to provide […]

Investigation continues into death at Miami-Dade Fair

Fed-OSHA is investigating the death of man who was killed Wednesday while working on a ride at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition. The 23-year-old victim was doing routine maintenance on a ride called the Hurricane about 15 minutes before the Fair opened when something went wrong. CBS Miami

Fed-OSHA cites two in downtown Houston scaffolding collapse

caffolding that collapsed last year in downtown Houston resulted in two companies receiving Fed-OSHA citations. Triple S Masonry was issued three citations for a total penalty of $14,700. It was cited because support scaffold poles were missing base plates, the footing of scaffolds was not rigid or sound and the scaffolding wasn’t inspected by a […]

Fed-OSHA fines Little Rock contractor $41K for endangering workers on scaffolds

Fed-OSHA has fined a Little Rock, Arkansas contractor for endangering workers at a Hot Springs worksite last October. ABC Equipment Inc., doing business as C. B. Masonry Inc., was fined $41,580 after OSHA inspectors visited a worksite on Oct. 29, 2015, and found they were exposing workers who were doing brick work to a number […]

Fed-OSHA cites contractor at West Virginia site

An Ohio contractor faces nearly $122,000 in fines after being cited by federal inspectors for willful, repeat and serious violations at a worksite in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Fed-OSHA cited Winesburg Builders after inspectors observed workers exposed to fall hazards as high as 22 feet without protection while performing roofing and framing work on a […]

Fed-OSHA fines Ohio company over death of employee

A Sandusky County, Ohio company has been fined $16,800 by Fed-OSHA following a fatal accident last October in which an employee died from overexposure to toxic fumes. Following an investigation of the death, the agency said Bellevue-based W.E. Soil Enhancement did not provide proper safety controls, such as providing respiratory protection or monitoring units. OSHA […]

Fed-OSHA summarizes guidance released in second quarter of FY 2016

Curious as to what compliance assistance materials Fed-OSHA has recently released? A new agency document sums up resources intended to help keep workers safe. The document provides an overview of materials and documents the agency created or updated during the first three months of 2016. These include an updated webpage on Fed-OSHA’s new Silica Standard; […]

Fed-OSHA releases final Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations

Fed-OSHA has released its final rule implementing Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations, providing employee protection under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010. One year ago, the new whistleblower regulations were first proposed by Fed-OSHA, implementing section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Legal Newsline

Fed-OSHA launches emphasis program for Nebraska meat processing industry

Fed-OSHA has initiated a Local Emphasis Program for meat processing workers in Nebraska, where employees have an above-average rate of injury. The agency will focus education and enforcement on common industry hazards, including musculoskeletal and repetitive motion injuries, machine guarding, hazardous energy control, and process safety management. Safety+Health