Fed-OSHA withdraws Walt Disney World fine threat over worker’s injured finger

Fed-OSHA announced last week that it intends to withdraw a nearly $10,000 fine and citation issued to Walt Disney World for failure to immediately report a workplace incident that resulted in an employee’s finger injury. The agency said a physician ruled the employee suffered an avulsion, not an amputation. As of last week, Disney had […]

St. Louis-area employee crushed by dumpster

A man died after being crushed by a 15,000-pound dumpster in East St. Louis Friday afternoon while attempting to paint the bottom of it while it was on a lift. KMOV (St. Louis, Mo.) [with video]

Fed-OSHA releases new silica rule FAQs and training videos

Fed-OSHA has released new guidance related to its silica standard. Six new training videos instruct users on methods for controlling exposure to silica dust when performing construction tasks or using construction equipment. The videos cover handheld power saws, jackhammers, drills and grinders. USGNN

TOSHA cites multiple violations at raided meatpacking plant

A Tennessee OSHA inspection that took place days after an immigration raid at a Tennessee slaughterhouse has resulted in 27 cited violations, including 23 classified as serious, and more than $41,000 in fines for working conditions at the plant. Cited violations include lack of appropriate eye or face protection, inadequate safety training, hazardous chemicals inadequately […]

Contractor falls from roof at North Carolina ocean terminal

A man is recovering after falling off a roof Thursday while doing contract work at a military ocean terminal in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Labor said because of the location of the accident, it was referred to Fed-OSHA. WWAY (Leland, N.C.)

Federal bill promotes x-ray screening for black lung

Legislation intended to shore up the federal program that provides x-ray screening to detect black lung in coal miners, and head off a looming health crisis as the number of diagnoses climbs in the Appalachian region, has been introduced. A political tug of war has erupted over the screening program, as mining companies and their […]

Senate vote would retain $110M for NIOSH lab in Cincinnati

Federal funding is expected to be approved to build a $110 million research laboratory in Cincinnati that will be operated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Cincinnati Business Courier [may require registration]

Fed-OSHA proposes to rescind electronic submission of certain records

Fed-OSHA recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to rescind the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit OSHA Form 300 and Form 301 information to the agency annually. While it was anticipated the agency would rescind the requirement for electronic submission of Forms 300 and 301, it was […]

Restaurants: 9 ways to protect your brand, employees from injuries

Restaurants and other foodservice operators employ more than 14 million people. It is physically demanding work. Understanding what dangers lurk inside the restaurant is imperative to keeping employees happy and safe, and that translates to good business. FastCasual