Kansas considers taking over federal workplace regulation

Some Kansas lawmakers want the state to take over the job of writing and enforcing workplace regulations, despite concerns by a labor rights group that the change could water down safety oversight. Lawmakers and some business groups say a state-run program approved by Fed-OSHA would ensure local control over regulation that has to be at […]

Oil field worker dies in industrial accident in Brazoria, Texas

An oil field worker in Brazoria County, Texas died Tuesday morning in what authorities described as an industrial accident. According to accident reports, the body of an employee was found on a catwalk with a gas monitor. The well site was known to be an active hydrogen sulfide environment. San Antonio Express-News/mySA

Michigan House bills would tweak math, health requirements

Michigan students would have new ways to meet math and health graduation requirements under two House Bills. House Bill 4317 would allow students who are enrolled in career or technical educational programs to fulfill the 1 credit of health graduation requirement by taking at least 30 hours of educational training provided by the Michigan OSHA. […]

Fed-OSHA investigating Omaha trench collapse that trapped worker

Fed-OSHA has opened an investigation into a 8 foot deep trench collapse that trapped a worker in Omaha Tuesday morning. The ordeal started at 9:45 a.m. at 130th and Hawthorne Court and it took more than six hours to free Drew Johnson who was working on a sewer main project. He was rushed to a […]

Fed-OSHA urges recovery workers, public to be safe in storm cleanup

As residents recover from the damage caused by the recent tornadoes and severe storms in Missouri and Kansas, the Fed-OSHA urges recovery workers, employers and the public to use caution during cleanup and recovery efforts. The agency urges all to be aware of hazards they may encounter, and steps needed to stay safe and healthy. […]