Three fall incidents in one day in Miami

On a breezy day in Miami on Friday, two workers fell to their deaths: one from an overpass he had been inspecting, the other from the tenth floor of a Miami Beach construction site. A third fell from a scaffold at a condominium worksite but was able to pull himself to safety with the help […]

Fed-OSHA probing weekend death at Indiana manufacturing plant

A 44-year-old woman died Saturday of multiple blunt force trauma in an accident involving a machine at a Jeffersonville, Indiana auto parts manufacturing facility; Fed-OSHA is investigating. The employer’s Toledo, Ohio plant was fined nearly $570,000 by Fed-OSHA earlier this year for cited willful violations, following the amputation of an employee’s hand, wrist and part […]

Employee kills self at Michigan Ford plant

A 21-year-old part-time, temporary employee shot himself to death Friday inside the Ford Stamping Plant in Woodhaven, Michigan. Marilyn Knight, a risk management expert, says incidents like this are not random and there is no simple or easy explanation for them, but that workplace violence prevention programs with early identification should be in place at […]

Minnesota museum teaches children about grain bin dangers

As part of its ongoing efforts to give children a full view of agricultural practices in the region, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is conducting an interactive exhibit that aims to teach them the basics of grain bin safety, including how difficult it can be to perform a rescue. Grain bin emergencies occur every […]

Metal products manufacturer fined nearly $20K following employee’s death at Illinois plant

Fed-OSHA has fined a Louisiana-based manufacturer of metal roofs, siding and panels close to $20,000 following an April incident in which a 57-year-old employee at the company’s Clinton, Illinois facility was fatally crushed under a load of sheet metal. The company, McElroy Metal, was cited for failure to keep workers clear of loads that were […]

Downstate Illinois manufacturer hits safety mark

Wisconsin-based County Materials, a manufacturer of construction and landscape products, recently announced that employees at its Charleston, Illinois facility surpassed a safety milestone of 250 days worked without a recordable injury. Journal Gazette/Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill.)

Fed-OSHA issues interim guidance on silica standard for construction

Fed-OSHA late last week issued interim enforcement guidance for its Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, which is set to be enforced in full today. The standard establishes a new permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica at 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air averaged during an 8-hour shift, five times lower than the […]

Fed-OSHA still considering revising electronic recordkeeping rule

Fed-OSHA has indicated that it is close to completing its review to the Obama-era Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule. Many industry groups and the Commerce Department have urged the new administration and Fed-OSHA to eliminate provisions under the rule that would make employer injury and illness data publicly available online and […]