NFI ordered to reinstate fired trucker, pay him $276K

NFI Interactive Logistics said it will be filing a formal objection after being ordered to reinstate a truck driver-turned-whistleblower and pay him $276,000 after Fed-OSHA determined he was fired for refusing to violate federal safety regulations. According to a Fed-OSHA statement, the driver-turned-whistleblower was assigned to deliver a truckload of bottled water on August 15, […]

Fed-OSHA fines Mortenson and Berwald Roofing for U.S. Bank Stadium fatality

An investigation into the death of a U.S. Bank Stadium construction worker has led to fines against builder M.A. Mortenson Co. and contractor Berwald Roofing Co. A 35-year-old Berwald employee died after falling 50 feet at the downtown Minneapolis Minnesota Vikings football stadium in August 2015. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Wisconsin crane accident victim identified

Authorities have released the name of the 51-year-old man who died on the job Tuesday in Mosinee, Wisconsin, in a heavy equipment accident. Fed-OSHA is investigating. WSAU (Wausau, Wisc.)

New Hampshire window company faces safety fines

Window Master Inc. of Dublin, New Hampshire has been cited by Fed-OSHA for exposing its employees to unsafe levels of lead. Penalties for the infractions could total as much as $40,400, according to a press release. Window Master was cited on May 25 for six repeat violations and three additional serious violations over a two-month […]

Fed-OSHA investigating Terrell, Texas electrocution

Fed-OSHA is investigating Tuesday morning’s electrocution of a Fort Worth man in Terrell, Texas, according to a city official. The 42-year-old was working in the attic of a carpeting services business when he was electrocuted after contacting wires. Terrell Tribune

Not all businesses aware of new Fed-OSHA requirements

Even with penalties of up to $7,000 for failure to report serious workplace injuries, a report by Fed-OSHA estimates that only about 50 percent of severe injuries in the U.S. are being reported within the required period. The revised rule that went into effect in January 2015 didn’t change previous requirements to report all work-related […]

True commitment to safety means taking sunburn seriously

If there’s one safety precaution that occasionally slips through the cracks at even the best of landscape companies, it’s probably sunburn. Landscaping is seasonal work and the busiest time is when the days are longest. Chances are, managers will take care to ensure their crews have access to plenty of water and may even insist […]