Wall falls on Boston-area worker

A 43-year-old Framingham, Massachusetts construction worker was hospitalized with leg injuries after a wall inside a house under construction fell on him on Tuesday. A medical rescue helicopter could not be used due to weather conditions. Fed-OSHA is expected to investigate. MetroWest Daily News

Death on the Dakota Access

Unlike some other parts of the country, where oil is found in relatively accessible underground reservoirs, Bakken oil is locked tightly inside of shale rocks that are concentrated in a 150-foot-thick plane buried as deep as two miles below ground. This is an investigation into the deadly business of building oil and gas pipelines. Pacific […]

Maine: Program to address workplace safety

The Central Maine Human Resources Association is putting on a workplace safety program for employers of any size. The session starts at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, at the Carriage House in Lewiston. Daniel Stevens of Fed-OSHA is scheduled to present. The session will provide attendees with an overview of requirements for OSHA postings and […]

MIOSHA announces employer safety grants

Michigan OSHA has announced that companies with 250 or fewer employees can apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000 to make improvements in workplace safety and health. The grant period begins October 1 and continues on an ongoing basis until the $250,000 in funding is expended. There are several qualification requirements for employers. […]

5 tips to keep your farm operating in a disaster

Whether it’s wildfire, hurricane, flood or blizzard, there are planning resources available to farmers that can make a disaster easier to manage, including having emergency action and evacuation plans. Drovers

Employer sued for job-related ATV accident

A Nebraska man reportedly has sued his employer and a staffing agency after suffering severe injuries in an on-the-job all-terrain vehicle accident. Fed-OSHA has warned of hazards associated with the vehicles, as their usage in American workplaces has increased. Legal Examiner