Three workers burned after accident at Wisconsin foundry

Three workers at the Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry in Saukville, Wisconsin suffered burns after being splashed with molten metal on Monday. In May 2014, a machinery failure at Johnson Brass resulted in eight workers being burned by molten metal. Officials say that Monday’s incident was not the result of any mechanical failures. Ozaukee Now

Judge rejects agreement in New Hampshire tent collapse case

An agreement between victims of the circus tent collapse at the Lancaster, New Hampshire fairgrounds in 2015 and the company that operated the circus has been rejected by the judge overseeing the litigation. Emergency responders estimated that up to 50 people sustained a variety injuries in the collapse, with several of the victims later filing […]

Congress initiates legislation to abolish contractor blacklisting regs

It’s not quite time for federal contractors to pop the cork and pour the champagne, but it may be time to get out the flutes and chill a bottle. The new Congress has taken the first step toward extinguishing the so-called “contractor blacklisting” regulations. National Law Review

Minnesota courthouse in limbo after pipe break, inspection

As work crews clean up the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna, Minnesota, damaged last month after a water pipe broke, questions remain about the future of the building, which is also the subject of an ongoing MNOSHA investigation and citation. Owatonna People’s Press

North Carolina workplace fatalities hit six-year high

Workplace fatalities in North Carolina hit a six-year high, according to preliminary data released by the N.C. Department of Labor. The department reported 48 work-related fatalities in 2016, up slightly from each of the previous two years and the highest since 2011. WUNC

Contractor dies after falling from Delaware power plant roof

A man died after falling from a roof at the Indian River Power Plant near Millsboro, Delaware January 31. Fed-OSHA is investigating. The victim was employed by an Ohio-based industrial cleaning contractor hired to clean a fly-ash silo at the plant. Cape Gazette

What you need to know about Fed-OSHA’s new record-keeping rule

In May 2016, Fed-OSHA announced new regulations for the reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. The new “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule has two main provisions: It requires employers to submit work-related injury and illness reports electronically and to inform workers of their right to report an injury or illness without the […]

Fed-OSHA delays effective date for beryllium rule

Fed-OSHA has delayed until March 21 the effective date of its final rule intended to protect workers from exposure to beryllium. The final rule originally was scheduled to go into effect March 10. The delay is the result of a presidential directive detailed in a Jan. 20 memorandum that requested the effective dates of pending […]