NIOSH to visit Hanford tank farms at end of month

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health plans to interview Hanford tank farm employees during a visit to the nuclear reservation July 25-28. NIOSH announced last month that it planned a short-term evaluation related to Hanford worker exposure to chemical vapors associated with waste held in underground tanks. NIOSH investigators also plan to observe […]

Missouri teen dies in sawmill accident

A 19-year-old employee died Monday in a sawmill accident in rural Pierce City, Missouri, after he was struck in the head by a flying log. The man was airlifted to a Joplin hospital, but he he did not recover from the injuries. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Monett Times

Heat wave hits central U.S.

High temperatures and humidity will bake much of the central United States this week, sending heat indexes soaring as high as 115 degrees in some places for the first time this year. US News & World Report

Fed-OSHA: Protect workers from soaring temperatures

The most common problem identified in heat-related deaths and illness of workers is the lack of a heat prevention and acclimatization programs by their employer, according to Fed-OSHA. With temperatures expected to soar well into the 90s and the 100s for the next several days throughout the Midwest, Fed-OSHA is reminding employers to protect workers […]

Connecticut mattress recycler fined $75K after failing to correct violations

Fed-OSHA has cited Recyc-Mattress Corp. for multiple violations and hazards at its East Hartford, Connecticut facility. The company faces nearly $75,000 in potential penalties. Issues included mattresses stacked in front of emergency exits, blocking access to a circuit breaker and an emergency exit door without a handle. Respirator training wasn’t provided and a written hazard […]

Tappan Zee Bridge: Feds, state probe crane collapse

A joint federal and state investigation seeks to determine what led a crane to collapse on New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is pushing for quick answers from the state’s Department of Labor and Fed-OSHA about what triggered the crane to crash over at noon Tuesday, shutting off travel in both […]

Fed-OSHA fines Toledo Museum of Art following scaffolding incident

Fed-OSHA has fined the Toledo Museum of Art $7,300, following the hospitalization of an employee who fell from an eight-foot scaffold. The agency found that employees working on the roof or on HVAC systems risked a fall of 19 feet after the museum failed to block off skylights. NBC 24 (Toledo)