Just how much water do you need in extreme heat?

If you’re planning to spend any time out in the extreme heat, even just resting, you’re going to want to drink one 16-ounce bottle of water per hour to keep your body hydrated. That means if you’re out during the hottest parts of the day, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., you want to put […]

North Dakota: Flash fire kills oil worker, three others injured

One worker has died and three were injured in a fire at a McKenzie County, North Dakota oil well site over the weekend, Fed-OSHA said Monday. Crews were working on a workover rig on a well near Watford City when the well ignited about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

Colorado law meant to protect workers harming small business owners

A law meant to protect workers who get hurt on the job could shut down some small businesses in Colorado. Those businesses are facing massive fines for violations that, in some cases, happened years ago. The state legislature set-up penalties for offenders to ensure compliance, but it didn’t set-up any requirement for notifying offenders in […]

New Fed-OSHA whistleblower ‘shaming’ program draws fire

Fed-OSHA has launched a pilot program in the Midwest region to shame employers who allegedly violate their employees’ whistleblower rights egregiously, but a critic contends the initiative may violate a company’s due process rights and unfairly ruin its business reputation. Called the “Whistleblower-Severe Violator Enforcement Program,” or W-SVEP, OSHA said the program will be similar […]

Fed-OSHA says employer of Ohio worker killed in trench had no prior history

The Jamestown, Ohio plumbing firm under investigation in the Washington Township trench-collapse death of a worker last week, has not been the subject of previous Fed-OSHA investigations, an agency spokeswoman said Monday. Fed-OSHA launched an investigation into the June 15 incident that resulted in the death of a worker as three employees of KRW Plumbing […]

Fed-OSHA cites Wegmans again for violations at central bakeshop

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has been cited by Fed-OSHA for violations of the agency’s hazardous energy control standard, officials said. As a result of its latest inspection, Fed-OSHA now has cited Wegmans for two repeated violations of workplace safety standards and has proposed a total of $140,000 in fines for those violations, Fed-OSHA officials said. […]

Workers hospitalized after solution spills at Chicago-area candy plant

Nestle’s Willy Wonka candy manufacturing plant in Itasca, Illinois was evacuated and about a dozen people were hospitalized early Friday after a chemical solution used to control humidity burst from a pipe, officials said. The spill was contained, but hours later employees reportedly began having health issues. Chicago Tribune