Southern N.J. company faces $1.9M in Fed-OSHA fines

A Pennsauken, New Jersey manufacturer of aluminum parts for construction, automotive manufacturing and other industries faces $1.9 million in proposed Fed-OSHA fines for more than 50 cited violations. According to the agency, Aluminum Shapes has been assessed more than $500,000 in penalties for 60 violations since 2011 and has “a long history of noncompliance.” Fed-OSHA […]

Fed-OSHA e-filing rule delayed

Fed-OSHA recently announced a delay on its electronic reporting rule that would make a large number of companies’ workplace illness and injury information public. The rule is facing an uncertain future under the Trump administration, which is intent on cutting regulations, and also is facing pending litigation. Newsday [may require registration]

N.J. longshoreman admits he was drunk when he fatally struck colleague

A former New Jersey longshoreman admitted in court last week that he was drunk when he struck and killed a coworker with a top loader at an Elizabeth marine terminal in August 2015. Prosecutors are expected to recommend that the 50-year-old man serve four years in prison with 85 percent of that time to be […]

Three employees pass out at Pennsylvania railcar services company

Fed-OSHA is investigating an incident in which three employees lost consciousness Thursday morning at a Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania railcar services company. Two employees found a colleague unconscious inside a car he was working on and when they went inside to help, reportedly passed out as well. Oxygen levels inside the tank were low, according to an […]

Tallahassee fire company receives federal grant

Tallahassee, Florida is set to receive a $430,000 federal grant to help local fire stations install an air filter system on its trucks, to protect employees from carcinogenic diesel exhaust . The city is also adding a 10 percent match. WFSU (Tallahassee, Fla.)