Workplace protection bill clears Massachusetts Senate

Every week, an average of 28 municipal workers in Massachusetts suffer injuries serious enough to be out of work for five days or more, according to the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. However, under a bill that cleared the state senate last week, state and municipal employees would have the same workplace protections […]

Two roofers continue to recover following fall at N.H. condo project

Two employees of a Maine roofing company who fell more than 40 feet from a condominium lodge roof in Lincoln, New Hampshire last month are still recovering from their serious injuries. According to the company owner, one man started to slip on the roof, and the other tried to rescue him when he fell too. […]

Employee crushed by slabs in Ohio

A 55-year-old employee was fatally crushed by granite slabs while working last week at a stone distribution company in Columbus, Ohio. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Bradenton Herald

Another fatal fall near Corpus Christi

A 52-year-old man is the second person in a week to die from a work-related fall near Corpus Christi, Texas. The more recent accident occurred when a man fell from a structure at the Valero West plant. On Sunday, a 21-year-old man died after falling from a grain elevator. Fed-OSHA is investigating both incidents. KIII […]

How will Fed-OSHA priorities change under the Trump administration?

While Fed-OSHA’s enforcement activity has not been halted, the Trump administration is expected to be more compliance assistance-oriented, as opposed to the so-called “naming and shaming” strategy of the Obama administration, which tried to push businesses to comply with workplace standards by sharing citation information with the public. What else may change? This is the […]