Fed-OSHA delays major Obama-era workplace rule

The Labor Department announced Wednesday that it is delaying a long-awaited rule that the Obama administration finished in January to protect workers from a dangerous element known as beryllium. The rule — former President Obama’s last major workplace protection — set to take effect March 21 will now be pushed back until May 20 as […]

As union organizes rally, Fed-OSHA moves to fine Nissan plant

Fed-OSHA wants to fine Nissan Motor Co. more than $21,000, saying the company’s Mississippi plant, where a maintenance worker lost three fingers in July, should have trained the worker better. The citations were issued weeks before a rally Saturday where pro-union speakers are likely to denounce the company’s safety record. Nissan, though, defends its safety […]

Fed-OSHA opens another probe at Fraser Shipyards near Duluth

Fed-OSHA has opened another investigation at Fraser Shipyards in Superior, after an employee suffered burns last month. The agency reported that the employee had been working in a cargo hold in the Duluth-Superior Harbor on Feb. 6 when they received burns that required hospitalization. The investigation comes two months after Fraser announced a settlement with […]

Odor again sickens several at Pennsylvania business park

For the second time this week, reports of an odor Thursday prompted an evacuation and sent several people at a business park just north of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to the hospital with complaints of nausea and headaches. Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

Widow of New Jersey man crushed by cargo container files lawsuit

The widow of a Bayonne, New Jersey man crushed when a cargo container fell on a vehicle he was operating has filed a federal lawsuit against nine companies, blaming unsafe equipment, an unsafe workplace and insufficient training for his death. The 51-year-old H&M International Transportation employee died after a shipping container fell onto the lifting […]

New Jersey man dies, got stuck in cement truck

Authorities say a worker was killed when he got stuck while cleaning a cement-mixer truck at a general contracting business in Passaic County, New Jersey on Wednesday. They say the 34-year-old victim was crushed when he somehow became caught between the drum and body of the truck. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Asbury Park Press

MIOSHA campaign aims to ‘stop falls, save lives’

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a public service campaign intended to raise awareness of fall hazards and how to prevent them. Introduced February 21, Stop Falls. Save Lives reports that falls are the leading cause of workplace deaths in Michigan; in 2016, 22 of the 44 worker deaths that MIOSHA investigated […]

AIHA hosts congressional briefing in support of silica rule

During a February 15 congressional briefing on OSHA’s final rule on protecting workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, Daniel Anna, past president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, held up a full facepiece respirator. “For those of you who may not have worn something like this on the job, let me tell you, it’s […]

Cleveland Safety Council eyes top Fed-OSHA violations

The Cleveland/Bradley County Safety Council recently got a look at what the top U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations were in 2016 — and how they can be prevented in 2017. David O’Boyle, a professional who has conducted audits and trainings for OSHA in Tennessee, gave “a 40,000-foot view” of the most common issues. Cleveland […]