Less fatalities, more safety for Alaskan commercial fishing industry

Commercial fishing in Alaska was once known as one of the deadliest professions. It’s still pretty dangerous, but the number of fatalities each year is trending downward. The U.S. Coast Guard announced in October that over a recent yearlong period, not one commercial fisherman had perished at sea while working. The Coast Guard says that’s […]

Amazon plans to contest Fed-OSHA findings at New Jersey warehouse

Amazon is planning to contest the citation and $7,000 in proposed fines it received for alleged workplace safety violations at its Robbinsville, New Jersey fulfillment center. The investigation began July 1 and was prompted by a complaint alleging recordkeeping violations, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. NJ Advance Media

Fed-OSHA investigating explosion that injured 3 in Liberal, Kansas

Fed-OSHA has opened an investigation into an explosion that left three employees at Groendyke Transport, in Liberal, Kansas in critical condition. Reports are that the men were in a wash bay, cleaning a tank trailer which was used for bulk liquid transport, when the explosion happened. KWCH (Wichita)

Kansas worker killed in workplace accident

A 24-year-old Udall, Kansas man was killed Tuesday morning after a workplace accident. According to a press release from the Rose Hill Police Department, the 24-year-old husband, father and veteran was operating a lathe when the piece he was working on bent and struck him in the head, causing him to die instantly. Winfield Daily […]

NIOSH says new research supports Fed-OSHA fit-testing requirements

The percentage of improperly fitted respirators increases with the length of time between worker fit tests, giving support to the annual fit-testing requirements in Fed-OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, according to new research from NIOSH. For the study, NIOSH researchers focused on the commonly worn N95 filtering facepiece respirator. During a three-year period, researchers measured the […]