Safety issues examined in North Carolina trench collapse

A division of the N.C. Department of Labor has opened an investigation into an accident that sent a local man to the hospital after he was buried under a pile of dirt. The accident occurred January 26 near Allen Creek in Waynesville where a town crew, along with workers from WNC Paving Inc., were replacing […]

Minnesota companies put safety as a top priority

Don’t even think of texting inside Uponor’s pipe plant in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Every factory floor mat has the words “Personal Electronic Devices” crossed out with a big red line. The warnings plus daily safety meetings hammer the message: No phones! The company, which has one of the lowest accident rates in the nation, has […]

Investigators to disclose cause of New Hampshire building collapse

Investigators expect to disclose the cause of a recent building collapse in Nashua, New Hampshire this week, when the official report into the incident is complete. On January 27, construction crews were setting trusses onto the roof when the building partially collapsed. No one was injured in the incident, which is being investigated by the […]

Two Ohioans recovering from injuries in explosion, fire

In Dennison, Ohio, two men remained hospitalized Friday with injuries suffered in an explosion and fire Thursday afternoon at Eastern Resources Services, a diesel engine repair company focused on servicing the oil and gas industry. New Philadelphia Times-Reporter

Five-year study sheds light on Thoroughbred farm workers’ challenges, solutions

The University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health and the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work have released the results of a five-year study into health and safety of workers at Thoroughbred operations. Researchers spoke to farm workers and management, administering a number of surveys to learn more about the workers’ experience, injury histories, […]

3 ways to improve safety at home

Don’t worry: This is not an alarmist “How Your House Can Kill You” article. Rather, it’s a reminder that a few inexpensive, commonsense measures can protect you and your family from serious harm, such as falls, burns, and fires that cause hundreds of deaths and injuries a year. Because, while your home may not be […]

Growing pains at Fuyao plant as employees consider union

Like many of his fellow Fuyao Glass America workers, Bobby Terrell is grateful for the company’s presence in the community. The Chinese auto glassmaker took a shuttered General Motors plant and built a manufacturing Colossus, employing 2,000 workers and counting. But inside those factory walls the picture isn’t so spotless, according to workers who are […]

Congress does away with Obama coal mining rule

The Senate passed a resolution Thursday ending an Obama-era coal rule, giving President Trump his first opportunity to undo an environmental rule from the previous administration. Senators voted 54-45 to approve a Congressional Review Act resolution gutting the Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation requiring coal firms to clean up waste from mountaintop removal […]