Violence against healthcare professionals prompts nurses to call out for reforms

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of hospital employees intentionally injured on the job at the hands of another person is significantly higher than the rate across all private industries. Nursing advocates say aggression toward hospital workers long has been chalked up to just an unfortunate part of the job, and patients […]

New Jersey opinion: Fed-OSHA should stand its ground on big fine

Fed-OSHA should not backtrack on a $1.9 million fine issued to a Pennsauken, New Jersey metal fabrication firm, NJ.com argues. Aluminum Shapes, where recent worker injuries have included broken bones and chemical burns, has announced 51 layoffs in the wake of the fines. NJ.com

Fourth N.H. construction worker fatality since May

A 55-year-old Concord man who died last week when a construction vehicle he was operating went down an embankment and rolled on top of him at a driveway paving site becomes the fourth construction worker killed on a New Hampshire job site since May. Concord Monitor

Construction safety training program to be held on Maui

Fed-OSHA has granted the Building Industry Association of Hawaii the Susan Harwood Capacity Building Grant and, for the first time, the Construction Safety and Injury Prevention program will be offered across the state. The upcoming class on Maui will be offered August 16 and 18 and offer training and technical assistance to employers and employees […]

Arc kills N.C. lineman changing power pole

OSHNC is investigating a fatal electrical accident Wednesday in Robeson County, North Carolina. A 24-year-old lineman was changing out a power pole when an arc reportedly went through the pole to the ground close to where he had been standing. WBTW (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Construction worker dies at Kansas industrial park site

Fed-OSHA is investigating the death last month of an employee at an industrial park under construction in Leavenworth, Kansas. The 34-year-old man had complained of chest pains prior to being found unresponsive by coworkers. A heat advisory had been issued for that day, July 20. KSHB (Kansas City)