New York City plans to appeal case that favored crane-operator union

New York City will appeal a court decision that restored power to a small group of union crane operators late last month. The plans to appeal, which were disclosed by a real estate trade group, would bring to the state’s second-highest court a case simmering for years over how crane operators working on large construction […]

Fed-OSHA fines central New York gas station owner over clerk shooting

In a first for central New York, the owner of a gas station where a clerk was shot during a robbery earlier this year is facing a $7,000 fine for allegedly not doing enough to protect the employee. A clerk at the station was shot with a rifle during a robbery at the station about […]

Kentucky’s 2014 workplace injury and illness rate lowest in history

Kentucky’s workplace injury and illness rate for 2014 was the lowest since records began being kept in 1996, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet has announced. Kentucky’s rate of employer-reported workplace injury and illnesses was 3.8 per 100 equivalent full-time workers, down from 4.2 in 2012. The national average is 3.2. kentucky_seal_resized2In 2014 Kentucky employers reported 15,650 […]

Fed-OSHA fines contractor $23K for fatal fall at Georgia construction site

An Aiken, South Carolina framing contractor has been fined $23,100 by Fed-OSHA for a May fatal fall at an Evans, Georgia home construction site. The 20-year-old worker died after falling from the second-story roof and striking his head on a concrete floor in the basement area about 20 feet below. Augusta Chronicle

Worker killed at construction site in Carthage, Missouri

Fed-OSHA is investigating two companies after the death of a worker in Carthage, Missouri. Fed-OSHA says the victim was in a three-sided box that was sitting on the forks of a tractor about eleven feet off the ground. The worker fell out of the box, that box then hit him in the head. KY3 (Springfield, […]

Legionnaire’s lingers at Bay Pines but experts say there is little danger

Late last year, the bacteria that can cause the potentially fatal Legionnaire’s disease was found in half the sites tested in the mental health treatment building at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center. No patients or staff in the building contracted the disease and tests after cleanup efforts showed only three of the sites tested […]

Fed-OSHA’s new HAZCOM standard: Are you compliant?

On March 26, 2012, Fed-OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) 29CFR 1910.1200, which adopts the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), went into effect, under the name HazCom 2012. This rule impacts every workplace in the United States subject to Fed-OSHA regulation. There are some key dates of compliance in 2015 […]

Fed-OSHA cites cabinet maker for repeat violations, proposes $181K in penalties

A maker of metal cabinets for health care laboratories and other offices faces penalties of $181,500 after citations by Fed-OSHA, the agency announced Monday. United Hospital Supply Corp., which makes the cabinets in Burlington, New Jersey, was cited for one willful safety violation, 10 repeat violations, nine serious violations and one other violation. The citations […]