Fed-OSHA provides employers with brief grace period to electronically submit Form 300A data

Fed-OSHA says it will not take enforcement action against employers that were unable to electronically submit required data from their 300A Summary Forms by December 15, 2017. The new final entry date is December 31, 2017. The agency warns, however, that the Injury Tracking Application on its website will no longer accept any 2016 Form […]

CO2 believed responsible for spate of mysterious illnesses at Nebraska Air Force base

A buildup of carbon dioxide in a group of basement offices is the suspected cause of health complaints lodged by dozens of employees who worked in the aging StratCom building at Offutt Air Force Base near Bellevue, Nebraska. Excessive CO2 indoors is usually tied to poor ventilation, experts say. Recent studies have suggested that even […]

Identity of victim in Utah retaining wall collapse released

A 42-year-old Salt Lake City man, part of a four-man construction crew working in the backyard of a Granite Township home, died Friday afternoon when a retaining wall collapsed, sending heavy equipment, soil and debris on top of him. KUTV (Salt Lake City)

Employee killed at Ohio meat-processing facility

A 62-year-old man died Saturday evening at the Fresh Mark meat-processing plant in Canton, Ohio after becoming caught in a machine. The death of the Guatemalan national is believed to be the plant’s second since it opened in 1976. In 2011, a worker was electrocuted when he tried to plug in a fan while standing […]

Construction worker electrocuted on Mississippi jobsite

A 45-year-old man is believed to have been electrocuted Friday at a Hattiesburg, Mississippi construction site while working on a lift that made contact with a power line. WDAM (Moselle, Miss.) [with video]

Public records vital to examining workplace injuries at Iowa wind blade manufacturer

The Des Moines Register’s investigation into former employees’ skin injuries at an Arizona-based wind blade manufacturer’s Newton, Iowa facility was the result of dozens of interviews and also access to hundreds of public records, including from IOSH. The lawsuits filed by the workers against TPI Composites were just the starting point of the paper’s analysis. […]

OR-OSHA awards more than $100K in grants to three recipients

Oregon OSHA has awarded three grants totaling more than $103,000 to help develop workplace safety and health education and training programs. The recipients are Northwest Forest Worker Center, Oregon State University, and SafeBuild Alliance. The grants are intended to help develop workplace safety and health education and training programs.Across Oregon Patch