TOSHA fines FedEx $7K following fatality at hub

Tennessee OSHA has fined FedEx $7,000 in connection with the death of a worker at the company’s world hub at Memphis International Airport in November. The 60-year-old woman was run over and dragged by a motorized cargo lift as it was being moved into position to unload a cargo freighter. The TOSHA citation references struck-by/caught […]

Wisconsin shipyard settles lead exposure case

A welder has settled a lawsuit against a northern Wisconsin shipyard related to allegations of unsafe lead levels on a freighter. The lawsuit was one of four brought on behalf of 44 workers against Fraser Shipyards. A 2017 report by Wisconsin and Minnesota health officials showed 171 out of 233 workers tested had blood lead […]

Minnesota city electric utility wins safety award

St. Peter, Minnesota Municipal Utilities has been recognized by the American Public Power Association for the third straight year. The municipal electric utility was given a first-place safety award among utilities with fewer than 15,000 worker hours. St. Peter Herald

Are health regs enough to protect miners from lung disease?

Debilitating, dust-induced lung disease in the coal mining industry has sharply increased within the last decade even as work-related injuries and deaths in nearly every other industry have gone down. One strategy currently employed to prevent lung disease in mines is compliance with Mine Safety and Health Administration requirements for both eliminating or reducing airborne […]

Fed-OSHA only requiring e-submission of 300A forms

Fed-OSHA recently clarified that it will not collect or require employers with 250 or more employees per establishment to submit the 300 Log or the 301 Forms. The agency will require all employers covered by the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation promulgated under the Obama administration to only submit the 2017 300A […]

Fed-OSHA forms trench safety alliance in North Dakota

Fed-OSHA is collaborating with business groups in North Dakota with the goal of increasing awareness of trenching hazards. The two-year alliance includes the North Dakota Safety Council, Workforce Safety and Insurance, Associated Builders and Contractors of North Dakota and Associated General Contractors of North Dakota. The industry groups will provide employers and workers with information […]