Before issuing permits, Boston mayor wants firms to detail Fed-OSHA violations

Nearly a month after two men were killed working in a trench in the South End, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh Monday proposed new rules that would require companies to report whether they are in good standing with Fed-OSHA before they can receive work permits. The fatalities remain under investigation by Fed-OSHA and law enforcement […]

Fed-OSHA: Training could have prevented the death of man killed in wood chipper

An upstate New York tree service is facing more than $140,000 in fines after Fed-OSHA says it failed to provide safety training and ensure safe operating procedures. An investigation began after the 23-year-old man was killed after a wood chipper pulled him into the machine as he worked at a jobsite in Guilderland in May. […]

O’Hare airport workers claim Fed-OSHA violations

O’Hare International Airport cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, janitors and wheelchair attendants, some wearing tape over their mouths, were joined by labor leaders as well as Congressman Luis Gutierrez in Federal Plaza on Monday. The employees complained to the Chicago Department of Aviation and Fed-OSHA about alleged violations regarding working conditions at the airport. Some workers […]

Michigan tree trimmer dies after fall from 50 feet above ground

A 40-year-old Detroit man contracted to trim trees at a home in Bloomfield Hills died last week after a safety line holding him up failed, police say. Investigators said that the 40-year-old man was in a tree 40-50 feet above the ground, removing branches and vines from a large tree with a chainsaw and hand […]

EPA orders Omaha railcar cleaner to clean up site where blast killed two

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it had issued an order requiring an Omaha railcar cleaning company to take immediate steps to clean up its facility. The agency issued an “imminent and substantial endangerment” order to Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services LLC for failing to identify, handle and properly dispose of waste that “presents a […]

Fed-OSHA announces hearing-protection technology contest winners

Four inventors have been recognized by Fed-OSHA, NIOSH, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration for their innovations in developing technology intended to combat work-related hearing loss. Entrants in the inaugural Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge created concepts to solve specific work-related hearing loss problems, providing details on how their designs differed from […]