Maine ski resorts now requiring employees to wear helmets

The company that operates several ski resorts in the Northeast will require its workers to wear safety helmets when using skis or snowboards on snow, following the death of a Sugarloaf worker last season. That individual was working on a steep trail when he lost his balance and fell 100 yards downhill without a helmet […]

Solar panel installer falls to death from Queens roof

A 60-year-old construction worker died Thursday morning after falling from the roof of a Queens home, where he was installing solar panels. The city’s buildings department issued a stop-work order after the accident. amNY

Crews following new protocols one year after Portland natural gas explosion

One year after a natural gas explosion in northwest Portland, Oregon leveled a building, injured eight people, and caused more than $17 million in damages, a subcontractor faulted in the incident says it has made a number of changes to its protocol, including training and disciplinary action. Some business owners who reportedly lost everything in […]

Construction worker falls 10 stories to his death in Miami Beach

Fed-OSHA is expected to investigate after a construction worker fell 10 stories to his death from a Miami Beach building Friday afternoon, the latest in several work-related deaths involving heights in the Miami area. Last month, three men died while working on a TV transmission tower in Miami Gardens when the scaffolding used to reach […]

Opioid crisis draws concern over drug-free workplace policies

The Ohio Department of Health has reported that there were 4,050 overdose deaths in the state in 2016, up from 3,050 the previous year. Fentanyl and related drugs were factors in 58.2 percent of the deaths in 2016. As the crisis intensifies, some attorneys are advising employers to update their drug-free workplace policies to ensure […]

Deepwater Horizon survivor draws similarities to Kenner explosion

The recent Kenner platform explosion in Louisiana shares similarities with the Deepwater Horizon explosion, according to a survivor of that disaster. Eight people were on the platform in Kenner and one man was still missing last week. WWLTV (New Orleans) [with video]

Fed-OSHA awards $425K in grants for Massachusetts nonprofits

Fed-OSHA has awarded three Massachusetts nonprofit organizations: the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health, and the Brazilian Worker Center Inc., over $425,000 as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Wicked Local