Energy Department plans to destroy vapors at Hanford nuclear site

The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to install a vapor monitoring, detection and alarm system at the Hanford Reservation in Washington. The cleanup of Hanford’s 177 waste tanks has been going on for three decades, and vapors are linked to health problems for workers who have cleaned up nuclear waste at the site. Seattle […]

Sioux City lounge collapse probe could result in incarceration, restitution

An ongoing criminal investigation into the collapse of the Copper Lounge in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota in December 2016 could result in prison time for those responsible, according to court documents. A load-bearing wall was being removed at the time of the collapse, which killed a worker. Argus Leader

North Carolina: County fair recognized for safety record

The N.C. Department of Labor recognized the Davidson County Agricultural Fair for its midway safety record for the past decade during the fair’s opening ceremony last week. The fair is a participant in the Amusement Star Program. The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)

South Carolina OSHA providing assistance, supplies during hurricane recovery

South Carolina OSHA employees are providing safety assistance and supplies to employers and employees during the state’s recovery from Hurricane Florence. Staff members can provide information about safety procedures and available supplies include hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves, dust masks, and reflective vests. WBTW (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)