Mining, manufacturing have highest prevalence of worker hearing loss, study shows

More than one out of eight workers exposed to on-the-job noise suffer from some form of hearing impairment, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using data from the NIOSH Occupational Hearing Loss Surveillance Project, researchers examined the results of more than 1.4 million audiograms of workers who were […]

Ohio auto parts maker fined for repeat violations

A Findlay, Ohio auto parts maker cited four years ago for federal safety violations and fined $83,000, has been cited again for similar violations and fined $82,500 by Fed-OSHA. Sanoh America Inc., which produces tubular products for automotive applications, was found to have three serious category violations and two repeat violations during a recent inspection […]

‘Alarming’ uptick in number of Floridians killed on job

Experts said 55 people in Florida have died in the workplace since the beginning of the year, which is higher than normal. Fed-OSHA officials released the numbers Wednesday morning at a memorial service for those who were killed. Last year, 72 Floridians were killed on the job. And the numbers in the Sunshine State are […]

Fed-OSHA: Florida No. 2 in workplace deaths

Fed-OSHA claims Florida is number two in the country when it comes to deaths and injuries at work. Texas has the highest number of fatalities, according to the agency. Florida has a record high of 55 work place fatalities to date and there is an increase of injuries on construction zones. Action News Jax [with […]

Gas station where employee was killed now facing $14K safety fines

The Irvington, New Jersey gas station where an employee was fatally shot last year is now facing $14,000 in Fed-OSHA fines. The 57-year-old man was shot and killed inside the convenience store attached to the Getty gas station in Irvington on October 26, 2015. The shooting prompted Fed-OSHA to open an investigation into the station. […]

Fed-OSHA fines Kansas company following finger amputating accident

Fed-OSHA has handed down 11 safety violations to Exide Technologies of Salina, Kansas. The violations, one classified as willful, followed an investigation of an accident at Exide where an employee had his middle finger partially amputated by an unguarded machine in December 2015. Fed-OSHA officials said they also found workers were exposed to electrical and […]

Serious safety violations investigated at North Carolina railcar company

OSHNC has issued two citations against Vertex Railcar Corporation. Two serious safety violation citations were issued for the Wilmington facility earlier this year. According to an inspection report, one violation happened when Vertex reportedly allowed employees to use a forklift that did not have positive control to move a railcar to a station within the […]

Company challenging arsenic violations at Montana slag plant

U.S. Minerals is formally contesting accusations by Fed-OSHA that it violated health regulations by exposing employees at its plant in Anaconda, Montana to high levels of arsenic. Fed-OSHA personnel visited the plant, which turns the slag into blasting abrasives and roofing granules, three times in the fall of 2015 in response to a complaint. Fed-OSHA […]