Construction company cited for Idaho building collapse

Fed-OSHA has fined a construction contractor more than $5,000 following the August collapse of a building in Parma, Idaho. The agency alleged insufficient wall bracing, which it classified as a serious violation. Idaho Press-Tribune

Fed-OSHA fines container manufacturer more than $500K

Fed-OSHA has issued $503,380 in penalties for alleged repeat and serious violations to a Chicago container manufacturer in response to reports of four separate injury incidents. According to the agency, one worker had broken bones in his hand as a result of a piece of machinery crushing it, and three others experienced amputations from unguarded […]

North Carolina county approves asbestos survey

Davidson County, North Carolina commissioners have approved a $42,000 outlay to conduct an asbestos survey that will check 38 facilities across the county. Occupational safety and health officials fined the county $6,500 and issued three citations for poor management of asbestos issues in the county courthouse in August. The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)

How to address ergonomic risk factors in your workplace

Many jobs involve frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling at faster paces over longer periods of time in order to meet production schedules and allow businesses to stay competitive. Painful and often disabling injuries from exposure to certain risk factors generally develop gradually over weeks, months and years. Addressing ergonomic risk factors is an essential […]

Fed-OSHA, PHMSA seeking comments ahead of GHS conferences

Fed-OSHA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are seeking feedback as the federal government prepares for the UNSCEGHS conference, set for early December in Geneva, Switzerland. The agency will lead a public meeting on November 14 in advance of of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification […]

NGFA signs cooperative alliance with Fed-OSHA

Fed-OSHA has formed an alliance with the National Grain & Feed Association, with the goal of protecting the safety and health of workers in the grain handling industry. Participants will share recommended practices or effective approaches for recognizing and preventing grain handling hazards with OSHA staff and industry safety and health professionals, and plan to […]