Fed-OSHA investigating fatal home explosion in New Hampshire

Fed-OSHA is investigating the explosion of a newly-constructed home in New Boston, New Hampshire on Tuesday that killed a 46-year-old painter. The blast reportedly was heard as far as 15 miles away. New Hampshire Union Leader

VOSHA fines Burlington $44K for public works safety violations

Vermont OSHA has fined the city of Burlington $44,000 after a surprise inspection uncovered safety violations at a Department of Public Works jobsite. Investigators in late June reportedly found that city employees had not properly shored up the walls of a trench more than five feet deep, and that water division workers also left soil […]

Fed-OSHA fines against Ohio football manufacturing plant

Fed-OSHA has fined Wilson Sporting Goods Co. more than $65,000 for six alleged violations at its Ada, Ohio manufacturing facility, which manufactures footballs for the National Football League. The cited violations all involve failures to properly cut off the power on equipment before employees replaced parts or performed maintenance. A related accident resulted in the […]

North Carolina: Increased safety measures in place for fair

With the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem set to open in less than 10 days, the North Carolina Department of Labor reportedly is inspecting rides more thoroughly than ever, following two incidents this year involving fair rides. WFMY (Greensboro, N.C.)

When you see farm equipment in the road, do you know what to do?

This is National Farm Safety and Health Week. In 2015, there were 401 farm work-related deaths. Every day around 100 agricultural workers experience a lost-work-time injury, according to NIOSH, which reports that the majority of farmer fatalities are caused by transportation incidents including tractor rollovers. North Carolina Health News

Use technology to reduce violence against hospital staff

According to Fed-OSHA, hospital employees experience the highest rate of workplace violence in the United States. Violence drives up hospital costs and increases worker turnover, low morale, reduced productivity, absenteeism, loss of team unity and job stress, but it’s possible to increase security, even on an individual level. Campus Safety Magazine

Construction accident claims life of former boxing champ

David Bey, a 60-year-old former heavyweight boxing champion whose nickname was “Hand Grenade,” died in a construction accident last week when he was struck by a piece of metal at a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, New Jersey. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Artesia News

EPA nominee to contest silica rule in court

William Wehrum, the president’s pick to lead air and radiation policy at the Environmental Protection Agency, is scheduled to argue on behalf of industry groups in a federal court of appeals next week against an Obama-era rule protecting workers from being exposed to harmful silica dust. Their contention is the rule, which cut acceptable silica […]