CSB may decline to enact whistleblower protections after Deepwater Horizon tragedy

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board on Tuesday was considering whether to withdraw its recommendations to extend whistleblower protections for offshore oil workers made in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, which killed 11 workers and resulted in a three-month discharge of nearly 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf […]

Fire injures two at Connecticut forging plant

A fire Sunday at a Southington, Connecticut metal forging facility injured two people. A fire official says it started after a mechanical failure in two large presses, causing oil and grease to ignite. Since 2010, Fed-OSHA reportedly has investigated six cases against the company, Rex Forge. MyRecordJournal (Meriden, Conn.)

Minnesota workplace injury rate stays at all-time low

According to the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Minnesota’s estimated workplace injury and illness rate for 2016 is at its lowest rate since the measurement started in 1973. In the past decade, Minnesota has seen a 33 percent decrease in its rate of work-related injuries and illnesses, according to Ken Peterson, Department of […]

Southwest Virginia community college to offer OSHA 10 construction class

Virginia’s New River Community College will offer an OSHA 10 Construction class on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. The outreach training program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. Southwest Times

Fed-OSHA cites N.H. employer after fatal trench collapse

Fed-OSHA has a New Hampshire construction company more than $11,000 following the May death of a 37-year-old worker on a town infrastructure project. The man died when a trench in which he’d been working with a colleague collapsed. The agency also charges that at least four employees had not been trained to recognize and avoid […]

Oregon: Bend company earns SHARP recognition

Oregon OSHA has announced that Suterra LLC in Bend has graduated from the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. Currently, about 23 employer locations in Oregon participate in SHARP. KTVZ (Bend, Ore.)