Fed-OSHA slaps $119,900 in fines on American Air Filter

Fed-OSHA has fined American Air Filter Co. Inc. in Atlanta $119,900 for allegedly failing to provide proper machine guarding to protect employees from amputation hazards and not following safety procedures to prevent machinery from starting up unexpectedly during maintenance and servicing. Atlanta Business Chronicle

Fed-OSHA fines Omaha moving company in worker’s heat-related death

Fed-OSHA has fined an Omaha moving company $12,000 in wake of the death of a veteran employee in early June. On June 9, a 49-year-old worker packing and loading boxes inside a truck suffered heat stroke and died. The heat index that day hit 112 degrees. Nebraska Radio Network

Montana DOT supervisor killed in equipment accident inside work zone

A Montana Department of Transportation worker was killed last week while doing shoulder work on a highway in Missoula County. The 45-year-old a section supervisor and two other state employees were using a piece of equipment to mix sand and salt, investigators said, but but the rig wasn’t properly secured, and he was too close […]

New York: Rockland, Westchester businesses fined for unsafe work

Six businesses face $38,476 in fines for workplace safety violations in New York’s Rockland and Westchester counties. Fed-OSHA levied the biggest recent fine against Complete Renovations & Seamless Gutters in White Plains, which was assessed an $11,600 penalty for violations at a house in Yonkers involving scaffolds and training. Journal News/lohud

MassCOSH: Taunton worker death ‘tragic reminder’ of need for safety protocol, training

A Massachusetts workplace safety advocacy group is shining a light on the death of a construction worker in Taunton, Massachusetts last week, calling on employers to carefully follow training standards. The 48-year-old employee for the Taunton-based Skyline Contracting and Roofing, died when an aerial lift tipped over as his company performed an inspection of a […]

$2.5 million NIOSH grant to study impact of stress on police health

How do the rigors of police work, from traumatic sights and sounds, to long work shifts and high demand levels, affect officers? A University at Buffalo study being funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health seeks to answer that very important question. University at Buffalo