Suicide risk for former NFL players no higher than for rest of society

Retired National Football League players are at no greater risk of suicide when compared with the general U.S. population, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings from NIOSH appear in the May issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. CDC conducted the study to learn more […]

The cruel reality of processing cheap chicken

While concerns about food safety and animal welfare dominate discussions about the perils of the modern food system, there’s a downside that many might find just as troubling: the often inhumane conditions people who work in the industry face. A new report by Oxfam America, an arm of the international anti-poverty and injustice group, alleges […]

Fed-OSHA issues final rule on injury data collection

Fed-OSHA on Wednesday issued a final rule it says will “modernize” injury data collection and better inform both employers and their workers about workplace hazards. The new requirements published in the Federal Register take effect August 10, 2016. The Labor Department says that in drafting the rule, Fed-OSHA applied behavioral economics insights to improve workplace […]

West Fertilizer Plant explosion ruled as incendiary, criminal act

More than three years after the West Fertilizer Plant explosion, officials have announced the cause of the fire as an incendiary and a criminal act. On Friday officials with the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office made the announcement in West. Fifteen people were killed and […]

TOSHA investigating death of a worker at Knoxville steel mill

Tennessee OSHA is investigating the death of a worker at a Knoxville steel mill. Knoxville police say the 55-year-old man was working in a storage area of Gerdau Ameristeel when a pallet overturned on him that was holding about 4,000 pounds of a granular material contained in large bags. Daily Journal (Franklin, Ind.)

Fed-OSHA proposes $42K in fines against Fond du Lac warehouse

The owner of a warehouse in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin could be fined $42,000 in Fed-OSHA fines. The agency issued nine serious and two other violations to Ozburn-Hessey Logistics LLC. The agency says the violations stem from the company’s handling of ammonia used in its refrigeration operations. The violations were discovered during an inspection in […]

Feds fine Three Rivers Energy $150K for safety offenses

Fed-OSHA last week fined Three Rivers Energy LLC $149,800 for more than 40 violations it said put employees at risk of exposure to chemical hazards, electrical and fire hazards at the Coshocton, Ohio facility. The agency issued 42 serious and four other violations after three inspections at the bio-refinery in November. Coshocton Tribune