IOSHA fines Autoneum $224K following employee death

International automotive supplier Autoneum has been fined more than $224,000 for several violations by Indiana OSHA following the blunt force trauma death of a 44-year-old employee at its Jeffersonville plant in October. Fed-OSHA in January fined one of the company’s Ohio facilities more than $569,000 for five violations, which are being challenged. News and Tribune

Fatal N.H. industrial accident highlights gap between how Fed-OSHA polices public vs. private sector

In New Hampshire, private-sector employees, even those working on public-sector projects, are subject to Fed-OSHA protections, while public-sector employees are not. Samantha Wooten, whose 56-year-old father was killed last July in an industrial accident while working for a highway department, found that there was “pretty much no investigation” of her father’s death. New Hampshire Union […]

Fed-OSHA publishes fact sheet on safe baggage handling at cruise ship terminals

Fed-OSHA has published a new resource that is intended to promote safe lifting techniques among longshore workers who handle baggage at cruise ship terminals. These employees frequently bend, kneel, crouch or crawl in unnatural positions while working, making them susceptible to injuries, according to the fact sheet. Safety+Health

How does Fed-OSHA’s injury and illness data rules apply to your business?

Many employers are wondering if they should have already submitted their injury and illness data by July 1, if they have until December 1, or if the rule requiring certain employers to submit their injury and illness data electronically will be delayed or repealed. The Business Journals