Fed-OSHA starts summer heat safety campaign

Fed-OSHA has kicked off its summer campaign to inform employers and employees about the dangers of working in the heat. The campaign will continue its annual outreach to highlight how heat-related worker fatalities are entirely preventable. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on […]

Police identify man killed in accident at Syracuse-area waste removal company

Authorities have identified the employee who was killed last week in an industrial accident at a waste removal company. DeWitt police say the 58-year-old Syracuse man was working at Syracuse Haulers Waste Removal around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday when he suffered a critical head injury, police said. Syracuse Post-Standard

OFF-TOPIC: Best-run states are heavily Republican, study finds

The ten most financially sound states in the country are all heavily Republican, while all but one of the ten worst states are heavily Democratic. That’s according to a ranking of states in a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University The report used official government data to measure the states’ ability […]

Group braces for $113B in looming Obama regulations

A conservative advocacy group estimates that the regulations President Obama will issue in his final months in office will cost $113 billion. The new analysis from American Action Forum (AAF) out Wednesday bases its projections on the rules listed in the Unified Agenda, a semiannual regulatory road map the administration updates every spring and fall. […]

Two new reports rule pep rally fire at Florida high school accidental

NewsChannel 5 obtained new reports about a fire stunt gone wrong at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida. In separate reports, both the State Fire Marshal and Delray Beach Fire Rescue ruled the incident an “accident.” Neither agency will punish, or charge the performer with a crime. Last week, Fed-OSHA released its report […]

Alcohol-related workplace injuries recordable, Fed-OSHA says

Employers are not exempt from Fed-OSHA’s reporting rule for on-the-job injuries linked to alcohol intoxication even though the injured employee’s consumption of alcoholic beverages took place off the job. The interpretation was outlined in a letter from Amanda Edens, head of Fed-OSHA’s Technical Support and Emergency Management Directorate, dated March 21, but was released April […]