Safe deposit box crushes Pennsylvania construction worker

A Cheltenham, Pennsylvania construction worker died Monday when he was crushed by a large safety deposit box in an industrial accident at the old Wells Fargo bank. Fed-OSHA is investigating. The 35-year-old man and two co-workers from a moving company were attempting to move the large safety deposit box from the vault when the box […]

Trump signs bill killing Obama-era worker safety rule

An Obama-era worker safety rule that required businesses competing for large federal contracts to disclose and correct serious safety and other labor law violations was eliminated by the president’s signature of a bill on Monday. The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces regulation was finalized in August but most of it was never implemented. House Majority […]

Legal fight grows over Obama work safety rule

Industry groups are going to court to fight an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing blue-collar workers’ exposure to beryllium. The Labor Department has delayed the rule, which requires companies to limit the amount of beryllium that enters the air when it is cut, machined, ground, mechanically sheared or crushed to dust. An attorney for two […]

CSB denounces budget plans

President Trump’s “America First Budget,” if passed, will make drastic cuts to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, which currently gets $11 million every year from the government. Vanessa Sutherland, CSB Chairperson, says there is no other agency that does the work of the CSB. KENS (San Antonio) [with video]

Wisconsin construction worker’s death under investigation

Fed-OSHA is investigating the death of a worker at the construction site of a new hotel in Wausau, Wisconsin last Thursday. The 45-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man fell reportedly from a ladder while drilling holes in the ceiling of the new Hilton Garden Inn. WSAW (Wausau, Wisc.)

NIOSH requests info from facilities that stockpile N95 respirators and high-level protective surgical gowns

NIOSH is seeking information from facilities that stockpile N95 respirators and high-level protective surgical gowns as part of a research study that will examine how storage conditions affect the deterioration of personal protective equipment. Some specific areas about which NIOSH is requesting information include type of stockpile and end users of stockpiled product; the degree […]