OSHNC investigating after child falls from ride at state fair

A 2-year-old boy was injured Friday after falling off of a ride at North Carolina State Fair. According to the N.C. Department of Labor, after the child was strapped into the ride by his father, he stood up while the ride was in motion. Officials say the child’s foot got caught in the strap and […]

Contractor fined $24K after employee dies in fall at Indiana animal food plant

IOSHA has fined a Kansas-based restoration and coating contractor $24,500 following the June death of a 23-year-old employee at a Richmond, Indiana animal food factory. The maintenance employee reportedly fell about 40 feet while working on the Purina plant’s roof. The agency says the contractor failed to have a safety system in place and did […]

Fed-OSHA probing fatal fall at Ohio assisted living facility

Fed-OSHA is continuing to investigate the death of a 54-year-old communications company employee who fell from the tower of an assisted living facility in Centerville, Ohio last week, in an apparent accident that has no witnesses. It is the Cincinnati area office’s second workplace fall investigation of the fiscal year, which began October 1. Last […]

Fed-OSHA, EPA asked to expand probes of industrial barrel-refurbishers

Two U.S. senators have requested that Fed-OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency expand their investigations into industrial barrel refurbishing plants, from three Wisconsin operations, to 15 facilities in 10 states. Employees have reported that chemicals were routinely mixed together, triggering reactions that resulted in chemical and heat-related burns, injuries from exploding barrels, breathing difficulties and […]

Whistleblower protection bill sent to president

A bill aimed at strengthening protection for government whistleblowers passed with bipartisan support last week. It provides the Office of Special Counsel with access to information from federal agencies to allow Fed-OSHA to conduct thorough investigations of retaliation while protecting the individual whistleblower. UPI

Keeping new hires in the rental industry safe on the job

The majority of new hires in rental have very little experience with most of the equipment they are about to be trained to use. Here are a few suggestions for reducing on-the-job injuries to new hires in the rental industry. Rental Pulse