Indiana state investigator looking into fungicide incident

The Office of the Indiana State Chemist is investigating after a crop duster accidentally dropped a pesticide on more than two dozen corn detasselers last week. About 25 corn detasselers were struck by a drift of the fungicide Quilt Xcel while working near a field where it was being applied. The workers were taken to […]

Worker dies in accident at Colorado tire shop

A 21-year-old man died last week after what an official called an industrial accident at a Denver-area tire store where he worked. The man had been inflating a semitrailer tire when a failure occurred and knocked him back 15 feet. Times-Call (Longmont, Colo.)

North Dakota: Altru given deadline to reduce noise, could face $500 a day fine

Grand Forks Public Health has given Altru Health System an Aug. 7 deadline to bring a clinic into compliance with city noise laws more than a year after the first complaint from the public. The clinic boiler heating system emitted a constant noise at least three or four decibels above the noise level allowed in […]

Katy, Texas construction company to receive maximum penalty from Fed-OSHA

A Katy, Texas construction company will be issued the maximum penalty by Fed-OSHA after it failed to provide safety equipment to a temporary worker who fell 12 feet through a roof and was hospitalized. The company, Commercial USA Inc., waited three days to report the incident, according to Fed-OSHA documents. Houston Business Journal

Fed-OSHA chief: Accidents reflect lax safety culture in Texas

Federal regulators have slapped three construction firms with nearly $800,000 in total penalties, saying the companies put workers in tremendous danger in Houston-area accidents that highlighted a lax safety culture that extends across Texas. Texas Tribune

Fed-OSHA provides guidance regarding enforcement of new haz comm standard

Fed-OSHA recently issued a press release announcing instructions to its compliance officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication standard. The instruction document provides a summary of the standard revisions and explains how the revised standard is to be enforced during its transition period and after the standard is fully implemented […]