Fed-OSHA to publicly disclose workplace injuries online

The Department of Labor is moving forward with a controversial plan to report information about workplace injuries and illnesses on a public website. Fed-OSHA said Wednesday that employers in hazardous industries such as manufacturing and construction will be required to electronically report the information. The Hill (Washington, D.C.)

Investigation into New Jersey explosion is ongoing: Fed-OSHA

Over a month after an explosion on the city of Bayonne, New Jersey’s former Military Ocean Terminal, Fed-OSHA is continuing to investigate the incident, the U.S. Department of Labor said last week. On March 30, workers were conducting a pressure test of a gas line when a “small explosion” happened, according to police. Jersey Journal

Florida station investigates prison guards’ safety

Officers in watch towers armed with high-powered rifles. Barbed wire fences surrounding the perimeter. Those are just some of the safety precautions taken at Coleman Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Central Florida. WESH 2 News spoke with prison guards, who said they want gloves to keep them safer. WESH (Orlando)

Fed-OSHA: Pallet company exposed workers to hearing loss, amputation hazards

Fed-OSHA has issued 14 serious safety violations to Wright Pallet Inc. of Lima, Ohio. The agency found that Wright Pallet’s workers were exposed to multiple hazards including hearing loss and amputation, according to a statement from the labor department. The violations will result in a $51,590 fine. Lima News

Ohio: Company fined after worker is seriously hurt in Norwalk

A business has been fined about $1,500 by Fed-OSHA after a landscape worker was struck by a branch at a Norwalk, Ohio jobsite. Lack of protective gear was listed as a factor in the employee suffering serious injuries, including a concussion and neck injuries requiring hospitalization. Norwalk Reflector