Man injured in fall from scaffold near Pittsburgh

A masonry employee was hospitalized after falling 40 feet at a West Deer, Pennsylvania retirement community construction site Tuesday morning. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Study: Workplace violence continues to plague hospitals

Despite the increased emphasis in many states on cracking down on violence against healthcare employees including doctors and nurses, alarming data from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation’s “2017 Healthcare Crime Survey” shows that incidents of workplace violence continue to plague hospitals. SecurityInfoWatch

Fed-OSHA issues $51K in fines to energy company following injury reports

Fed-OSHA has issued two more citations to Big Ox Energy for violations at its South Sioux City, Iowa plant. They are the result of inspections conducted after two reports of injuries, and detail nine violations and total nearly $51,000 in penalties. KTIV (Sioux City, Iowa)

Pennsylvania: Erie City Council could support proposed safety bill

Legislation proposed by a Pennsylvania lawmaker would set new safety rules for public employers. The bill, named for a veteran Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority mechanic who was fatally injured on the job in November 2014, could soon have the public support of Erie City Council. The bill would provide on-the-job safety protection to public employees […]

ASSE offers ‘reform blueprint’ to Fed-OSHA

With President Donald Trump seeking to cut the Department of Labor’s budget by $2.5 billion for fiscal year 2018, the American Society of Safety Engineers has issued a set of recommendations to Fed-OSHA to help the agency maximize its effectiveness with fewer resources. The first calls for the agency to shift from a compliance-driven organization […]

Safety complaints filed against contractor on North Carolina road project

A formal complaint has been filed against the contractor working on the Interstate-77 toll lane project in Charlotte, North Carolina. FOX 46 Charlotte contacted a construction contractor on the project Monday and asked specifically about dust clouds, workers not wearing hard hats, and a machine door reportedly left open during operation. Fox46 Charlotte

North Carolina Labor Department honors employers for safety

The N.C. Department of Labor recently honored employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet co-sponsored by the department and the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce. The awards honor outstanding on-the-job safety achievements of each recipient during 2016. Recipients are located in Halifax, Middlesex, Nashville, Pinetops, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Seaboard and […]