Bergen, New Jersey medical center cited by Fed-OSHA over violent patients

Fed-OSHA has issued citations to Bergen Regional Medical Center LP for allegedly exposing health care workers to violent patients. There were at least eight violent incidents between Feb. 22 and June 12, according to OSHA. The medical center has been cited for failure to keep the workplace free of hazards, as well as incorrectly recording […]

Fed-OSHA is still working on silica

Since 1974, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has consistently recommended that Fed-OSHA issue a stronger rule to control silica exposure, which OSHA estimates would save 699 lives and prevent 1,626 silica-related illnesses a year. Fed-OSHA began working on silica under President George W. Bush, and in December 2009 it announced a schedule […]

Primex responds in wake of workers’ maimed hands, citations

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood, Georgia says it is taking steps to rectify problems after two employees’ fingers were severed by machines earlier this year. The two incidents involving machines that cut plastic happened less than two weeks apart. Gainesville Times

Wyoming legislative committee shelves review of state OSHA program

Even though Wyoming has one of the highest occupational death rates in the country, the state will not yet conduct a study examining how it could better prevent workplace injuries and deaths. The Wyoming Management Audit Committee, which is composed of state senators and representatives, on August 7 released a scoping paper that evaluated the […]

MNOSHA: Stadium workers fell and slid down roof

A new report from Minnesota OSHA is revealing details about the circumstances that led to the injury of one worker and the death of another on the Vikings stadium project last week. The report stated that two roofers fell and slid down the roof while installing a solid roof and that one of the workers […]

Fed-OSHA says Allen Harim fails to properly report injuries

While Allen Harim Foods appeals safety violations and fines the company’s Harbeson poultry processing plant received in June, federal inspectors want the most serious violations remedied now. Those violations allege the Seaford-based poultry processor is sending workers to a First Aid station staffed by three emergency medical technicians who are not licensed in Delaware and […]