North Carolina tree trimmer killed in 65-foot fall from bucket truck

A Johnston County, North Carolina tree trimmer was killed when he was thrown from a bucket truck Monday morning. The 65-year-old man was working with his brother at a Selma home when a gust of wind caused the top of the tree he was cutting to crash into the lift truck, throwing him about 65 […]

Northwest Indiana firefighters challenge tradition to save their lives

For decades, firefighters have proudly carried the moniker “smoke eaters.” The dirtier their bunker gear, the better. The more soot and grime they had on their helmets was a badge of pride. It all meant they were tough, hard-working men and women. That attitude is now changing, however, as studies are showing firefighters are more […]

Nissan fined following death at Tennessee plant

Nissan has been fined $29,000 by the Tennessee OSHA for safety violations in the plant accident that killed a 46-year-old employee, who was killed on November 16 while performing some repairs on a seat conveyor system. NewsChannel5 (Nashville, Tenn.)

Trends in … respiratory protection

An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million U.S. workplaces every year, in an effort to protect against “insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays,” OSHA states. Here, respiratory protection industry insiders describe how crucial these safety devices are for workers. Safety+Health

Utah Safety Conference & Expo set for Tuesday and Wednesday

The Utah Safety Council is hosting the 2017 Utah Safety Conference & Expo Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Wednesday, March 1, at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State. The conference will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with a special Women in Safety reception Tuesday evening. The conference will feature […]

Fed-OSHA levies fines in fatal construction accident

The April death of a construction worker killed by a falling beam has led Fed-OSHA to fine the worker’s employer and to issue multiple health and safety citations. According to Fed-OSHA, the company overstressed the beam during a demolition project, resulting in the beam’s failure. A commission has been set up to review OSHA’s findings […]